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

Bishop of Ballarat

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Joy+ Diocesan Youth Festivals - Free!

25 November 2018

Joy+ Youth Festival for 15-30yo. Sunday 25 November 2.00pm-8.00pm Cathedral Precinct Ballarat . Featuring Genevieve Bryant & band with special guests Sam Clear & Sr Elizabeth Young. Come for all or part of the day. A free event including evening meal.


Brigidine Sisters Celebrating 130 Years in Ararat

21 November 2018

The Brigidine Sisters arrived in the Ararat Parish 130 years ago on November 14, 1888. Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 10.30am to mark this occassion.


World Day of the Poor

18 November 2018

Pope urges faithful to respond to the “cry of the poor”


Remembrance Day

11 November 2018

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018.

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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