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


Royal Commission

24 June 2015

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Paul Bird


Pope Francis' Encyclical

22 June 2015

Pope Francis has released an Encyclical Letter on the enviornment, "Laudato Si', mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”.


Liturgy Formation 2015 - REGISTER NOW

22 June 2015


140 Years Celebrated

15 June 2015

Gordon Parish marked the occasion of 140 years.

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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