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

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Latest News


Open to all - Synod Questionnaire about Youth, Faith and Discernment

15 August 2017

As part of the preparations for the XV Ordinary Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, Pope Francis wants to hear from Dioceses around the world.


From Bishop Paul Bird CSsR

9 August 2017

Bishop Paul writes to the Diocese of Ballarat regarding the the need to respond with justice and compassion to those who have suffered abuse and to do all we can to ensure that children are safe now and in the future.


Family Matters - Forum! with guest speaker, Fr Frank Brennan (CEO of CSSA).

7 August 2017

Hosted by the Diocese of Ballarat through the Social Justice Commission, all are welcome to attend this free event in Mildura.


Migrant & Refugee Week August 21-27, 2017

6 August 2017

103rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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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