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

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Rite of Election 2020

22 January 2020

RCIA-RCIC Rite of Election 2020 Response Form


Support those affected by bushfires

17 January 2020

The Catholic Church plans a national response to bushfires


Catholic Mission to partner with Vinnies Bushfire Appeal

16 January 2020

As Australia battles its worst ever bushfire and drought emergency, Catholic Mission is joining others across the country and around the world in responding to the crisis.


Caritas Australia has been touched to receive many messages of solidarity from the global Catholic community

16 January 2020

Messages of compassion flow from Global Catholic Family for those affected by Australian bushfires

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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