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

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Latest News


Pope Francis' Letter to Young People

25 January 2017

Pope Francis’ writes to young people regarding the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’.


World Interfaith Harmony Week

19 January 2017

Ballarat Interfaith Network, in partnership with Ballarat City Council, will be celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week during the first week of February, through a flag raising ceremony on Thursday, 2nd February, at 11am, Queen Victoria Square,


Year of Youth 2018

11 January 2017

Bishop Paul Bird with all the Catholic Bishops of Australia invite Catholics across the country to join in celebrating a Year of Youth from the beginning of Advent 2017 to the end of 2018.


Australian Catholic Youth Festival

10 January 2017

Thousands of young people will gather for the final Mass of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from 7 to 9 December 2017.

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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