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

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Social Justice Statement 2020-2021

30 August 2020

The Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2020-2021, "To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today", has been released ahead of the Church’s Social Justice Sunday, which will be celebrated on August 30 this year.


ACBC Catholic Mens Gathering 2020

15 August 2020

The Bishops of Australia invite all Catholic men, especially those involved in parishes, men’s groups, movements, societies and fellowships from around Australia, to a day of gathering


Drawing on the wisdom of Saint Mary MacKillop through National Vocations Awareness Week

6 August 2020

The Sisters of Saint Joseph share their message of hope and faith. St Mary MacKillop’s enduring wisdom can speak today during National Vocations Week from August 2 – 9, 2020.


Next step on Plenary Council journey

5 August 2020

As part of the ongoing journey for the Plenary Council, work has commenced on the preparation of the instrumentum laboris, or working document, for the Council. Fr Kevin Lenehan is part of the instrumentum laboris writing team.

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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

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Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353