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

Bishop of Ballarat

Latest News


Listening and Discerning in Nhill

11 December 2019

Celebrating all Faiths


ACYF pilgrims told to be courageous

11 December 2019

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has encouraged thousands of young Catholics to leave the 2019 Australian Catholic Youth Festival ready to open their hearts and lives to Jesus.


150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council

8 December 2019

Sunday, December 8, marked the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council.


Making a Scene at Christmas

5 December 2019

Making a Scene at Christmas, a display of nativities from at least 40 different nations from all continents (except Antarctica), is back this year.

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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