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


Year of Mercy - Opening of Holy Door

13 December 2015


Royal Commission

23 November 2015

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Paul Bird


Listen to our stories

16 November 2015

The recent Bishop's Statement challenges us to inform ourselves about the plight and struggle of refugees around the world, and to consider our response as a society.


Centacare Christmas Toy Drive

14 November 2015

Christmas will be just a little brighter for more than 100 families this year, thanks to the Centacare Annual Toy Drive appeal.

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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