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


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.


Fr John McKinnon's 60th Anniversary of Ordination Celebrations

26 November 2017

Mass will be held at St Mary’s Church Hamilton


Making a Scene at Christmas

23 November 2017

Making a Scene at Christmas, a display of nativities from at least 40 different nations from all continents (except Antarctica), is back this year and on the move!


Bungaree Parish Mass at Pootilla Cemetery

22 November 2017

Our Parish open air Mass at the Bungaree (Pootilla) Cemetery was held on a beautiful sunny November morning.

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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