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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Horsham Parish Mission with Fr Richard Leonard SJ

28 October 2017

Fr Richard will present the Mission program and celebrate and preach at Horsham and Murtoa Parish Masses


Promote Care, Oppose Euthanasia

16 October 2017

Information regarding the proposed legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide and the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017


Anti Poverty Week and Catholic Mission month

12 October 2017

The Bishop’s Social Justice Commission wishes to draw the attention of parishes and schools that there is two foci during the month of October.


Year of Youth

12 October 2017

Year of Youth starts December 3, 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