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


Catholic Diocese of Foundation

16 July 2018

The Foundation held its 32nd Annual General Meeting in June 2018.


Plenary Council 2020

16 July 2018

Update on the Plenary Council.


Three New Parishes

3 July 2018

Our Ballarat diocese now has three new parishes – formed by joining groups of neighbouring parishes that have already been working together and sharing a parish priest.


Joy+ Diocesan Youth Festivals - Free!

2 July 2018

Ballarat Diocese is holding 3 x day-long Festivals called Joy+ for youth and young adults 15-30yo. A Year of Youth Event featuring Genevieve Bryant and band with special guests.

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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