Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat is a diverse and geographically extensive Diocese of forty-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


100 Years of Brigidine Education in Horsham

5 June 2020

The Centenary of the Brigidine Sisters involvement in education in Horsham will be celebrated over the June long weekend in 2020.


Plenary Council 2020

10 February 2020

Bishop Paul Bird and Fr Kevin Lenehan reflect on their roles as members of the Discernment and Writing Groups for the Plenary Council.


ACYF 2019

4 February 2020

The fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) was hosted by the Archdiocese of Perth and took place from December 8 - 10, 2019.


Plenary Council Update

1 February 2020

Reports published.

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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