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

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Beyond the Year of Mercy Retreat

30 October 2016

Retreat afternoon for all adults


2016/2017 Social Justice Statement

26 September 2016

Bishops launch major statement on The ageing of Australian society


Day of Prayer for Peace

20 September 2016

Pope Francis has called for observance of a ‘Day of Prayer for Peace’ on Tuesday 20th September 2016. The theme of the day is ’Thirst for peace: faiths and cultures in dialogue’.


2016 eConference - Mercy: A way of Being in the World

20 September 2016

BBI - ACBC presents the 12th National eConference on September 20, 2016 from 10.30am - 2.45pm

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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