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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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Paul Bird CSsR

14 September 2017

Marriage according to Pope Francis


Social Justice Statement 2017-2018

14 September 2017

Social Justice Sunday will be celebrated this year on September 24, 2017.


Beaufort & Linton Parish Mission with Fr Richard Leonard SJ

13 September 2017

Being Catholic in the 21st Century Mission to be held October 14-18, 2017


World Mission Month

12 September 2017

October is World Mission Month - World Mission Day is October 22 and Children's Mission Day is October 25

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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