Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat is a diverse and geographically extensive Diocese of fifty-one parishes which covers the western third of Victoria, extending from the Murray River in the North to the Southern Ocean in the South. Read More

Bishop of Ballarat

Latest News


World Communication Day

5 May 2016

50th World Communications Day will be celebrated on Sunday 8 May 2016. The theme is "Communication and Mercy".


Break Free from Fossil Fuels

4 May 2016

As we prepare for Laudato Si Week next month, there is some inspiring news to be shared.



3 May 2016

This conference is for people who are interested in the new evangelisation in parishes. It is for those who are already actively engaged and those who desire to be part of the new evangelisation.


Parenting Strategies for Teenage Success

2 May 2016

Free Community Event – Guest Speaker on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm. Venue: John Shannon Centre, Damascus College Ballarat

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We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353