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

Latest News


Memorial Garden

17 December 2017

A Memorial Garden will be unveiled in the grounds of St Patrick's Cathedral Ballarat as a reflection space for those affected by child abuse in the Catholic church.


New Evangelisation - Planting Seeds through Family and Parish

15 December 2017

Professor Thomas Groome will present this workshop in the Ballarat Diocese. Register to attend this event.


Christ our Joy in the Year of Youth

11 December 2017


Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017

11 December 2017

Opening new horizons for spreading joy!!

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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