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


Catholic Church playing its part in COVID-19 response

1 April 2020

The Catholic Church is inviting its various agencies across the country to consider what facilities could be made available to support national efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the community.


Coronavirus -- The Church's Advice

30 March 2020

Updates and Information, resources and links to online Masses, in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


Project Compassion

29 March 2020

Donate to help end global poverty.


A video message for the Diocese of Ballarat School Communities

26 March 2020

A video message from Audrey Brown, Tracey O'Neill and Bishop Paul Bird

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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