In this paper, effects of lattice strain on dielectric properties of Sr1-xCaxBi2Nb2O9 (x = 0.0-0.5 in steps of 0.1) ceramics are reported. High frequency dipolar polarization is observed to increase for 10\% calcium addition and suppresses thereafter on higher calcium concentrations. The dielectric loss values for all doped samples were lower compared to undoped one at frequencies beyond 1 kHz. The sample with x = 0.1 shows room temperature dielectric constant in the range (130±12) over a wide frequency range from 50 Hz to 1MHz also minimum dielectric loss among all other sample for the same frequeny range. Remarkable increase in Curie temperature (Tc) by 50°C is recorded in the present work by increasing 10\% calcium content in SBN compostion. All higher doped samples indicate increase in Tc by further higher amount. In addition, dc conductivity of all samples is measured for all samples and increase in calcium content is observed to generate more insulating compositions compared to undoped SBN with higher intrinsic activation energies. © The Author(s).