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


National Church Life Survey 2016

26 May 2016

NCLS Research is pleased to announce the 2016 National Church Life Survey, to be held in October and November 2016. This will continue the world’s largest longitudinal study of church life, reaching 25 years in 2016


National Volunteers Week

19 May 2016

The Catholic Diocese acknowledge and appreciate our wonderful volunteers in all areas of our church communities


'A Vote for the Voiceless

16 May 2016

A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the Election released by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.


World Communication Day

5 May 2016

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

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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

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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