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


Diocesan Vision Statement

15 July 2019

Bishop Paul has endorsed a process to develop a Vision for the Diocese for now and coming years



11 July 2019

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's Work Together For A Shared Future. 7-14 July, 2019


Applications open for Plenary Council Discernment Groups

10 July 2019


Plenary Council – National Theme for Discernment #3

8 July 2019

How is God calling us to be a Christ- centred Church that is Prayerful and Eucharistic? This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who shared how deeply they treasured the Eucharist and the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.

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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