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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Why Stay!

21 March 2019

Francis Sullivan, former CEO of the Catholic Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council, explains why he stays a Catholic.


Ballarat Diocesan Archive Historial Collection

18 March 2019

The collection of historical items housed in the Ballarat Diocesan Archive is gradually becoming available to view online through the Victorian Collections website, established by Museums Victoria.


Palm Sunday Events to Support People Seeking Asylum

18 March 2019

Prayer and Reflection and Public Rally for support of people seeking asylum


Joy Spreading with Sam Clear

14 March 2019

Free youth and young adult (15+) events at Donald on Wednesday, March 20 and Ararat on Thursday, March 21

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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