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


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


Join the Action

20 September 2019

Climate Strikes - Join the Catholic family taking a stand in the climate strikes on September 20.


Safeguarding audit of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

16 September 2019

The Diocese welcomes the release of the audit report of child safeguarding prepared by Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.


Extraordinary Month of Mission - October 2019

11 September 2019

For the Extraordinary Missionary Month, the Holy Father has chosen the theme “Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on a Mission in the World".

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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