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 & State RCIA 2019 Conferences

16 November 2019

Diocesan Conference is on November 15 and State Conference is on November 16, 2019


St Mary's Primary School Swan Hill Centenary Celebrations

10 November 2019

Save the date! Parish Centenary Mass on Sunday, November 10 and School Mass on Monday, November 11


Episcopal Ordination of Fr Shane Mackinlay

16 October 2019

The Episcopal Ordination of Shane Mackinlay will be live streamed


175th Anniversary Mass All Saints Parish Portland

9 October 2019

All Saints Parish will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the first Mass in Portland with a Mass concelebrated by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR and Fr Gregory Tait

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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