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

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Towards 2020

30 April 2018

The Catholic Church in Australia has commenced preparations for a Plenary Council to be held in 2020.

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FCBCO Assembly

23 April 2018

Bishop Paul Bird recently travelled to Port Moresby to attend the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania Assembly.

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WYD Ballarat Diocese Pilgrimage

15 April 2018

Ballarat Diocese is sending a Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama with Pope Francis in January 2019 travelling via Costa Rica

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New Evangelisation - Planting Seeds through Family and Parish

31 March 2018

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

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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