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The Parish of



  • St Michael's

    186 Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree

  • St Peter's

    1120 Ballarat-Daylesford Road, Clarkes Hill

  • St Brendan's

    1 Ti Tree Road, Dunnstown


Postal Address
C/- Post Office
Bungaree VIC 3352
Street Address
186 Bungaree-Wallace Road
Bungaree VIC 3352
Mobile: 0492 903 409


Mass Times

1st Sunday
Dunnstown: Saturday 6.30pm
Gordon: Sunday 9.00am
Ballan: Sunday 10.30am
2nd Sunday
Springbank: Saturday 6.30pm
Bungaree: Sunday 8.45am
Ballan: Sunday 10.30am
3rd Sunday
Dunnstown: Saturday 6.30pm
Gordon: Sunday 9.00am
Ballan: Sunday 10.30am
4th Sunday
Clarkes Hill: Saturday 6.30pm
Gordon: Sunday 9.00am
Ballan: Sunday 10.30am
5th Sunday
Springbank: Saturday 6.30pm
Bungaree: Sunday 8.45am
Ballan: Sunday 10.30am







Latest Parish Bulletin

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Ministry District:  Ballarat East, Bungaree and Gordon Parishes  

From April 10th, Bishop Paul has appointed Fr Matt Restall and I to the parishes of Ballarat East, Bungaree and Gordon, forming a Ministry District across our three parishes and the eight local Church and School communities of Ballan, Ballarat East, Bungaree, Buninyong, Clarke’s Hill, Dunnstown, Gordon and Springbank. We will work with Cathy Prunty, Natalie Shannon  and Bernadette Prestwood in the Ballarat East Office and Aileen Toohey in the Bungaree and Gordon Parish Offices as well as the Principals of our Catholic Schools – Troy Strybosch (St Joseph’s Bakery Hill), Jayne Bosworth (St Brigid’s Ballan), Emily Clarke (St Alipius’ Ballarat East), Mark Hogbin (St Francis Xavier Ballarat East), Clare Scanlon (St Mary’s Clarke’s Hill), Paul McDowell (St Patrick’s Gordon), Ethan Corfee (Emmaus Mt Clear) and Steven Mifsud (Damascus Mt Clear and Dunnstown). In the Diocese of Ballarat, a Ministry district is the term used in our pastoral planning document Looking Forward, to describe the sharing of resources between parishes, with the aim of working in collaboration to further the mission of Christ that has been entrusted to the Church. Our emphasis and focus is on mission, looking forward, outward, with the joy of the Gospel.

In this next chapter, our new Ministry district provides us all with an opportunity to exercise genuine synodality, that is, walking together in faith, building a culture of encounter and accompaniment, discerning the  way forward by genuine dialogue, listening to each other with prayerful openness to the Holy Spirit.

I look forward to walking with you as a pilgrim in faith, together as servants of the Gospel, joyful missionary disciples.

Fr Justin Driscoll

Parish Priest:
Fr Justin Driscoll PP

Assistant Priest:
Fr Matthew Restall

Parish Secretary:
Aileen Toohey
Parish Office is open Tuesday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Mobile: 0492 903 409

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Aileen Toohey

Parish Leadership Team:
Damian Ryan (Chair), Barry Sheehan, Dianne Reynolds, Chris Frawley, Dom Prendergast, Marty Forbes, Clare Scanlon (Principal, St Mary’s Primary School Clarkes Hill)


Our Parish


St Michael’s Parish was established in 1890.  This is a rural area with many small communities including Bullarook, Bungaree, Claretown, Clarkes Hill, Dean, Dunnstown, Fiskens Hill, Glen Park, Leigh Creek, Mollongghip, Navigators, Pootilla, Warrenheip and Yendon.

Catholic Primary Schools

St Brendan’s Primary School – Dunnstown – closed at the end of 2023 as reported in e-News

St Mary’s Primary School – Clarke’s Hill



Parish Policies

Click Here for the Bungaree Parish Children Young People and Vulnerable Adults Safety Policy.

Click here for the Bungaree Parish Child Safety Code of Conduct.

Click here for the Bungaree Parish Commitment Statement to Child Safety.

Standard 1 of the Victorian Childsafe Standards

Aboriginal cultural safety—a conversation with Sherry Balcombe and Michael Chisholm I July 2022


Parish News

October 16, 2023
Celebrating the “End of an Era” at St Brendan’s Primary School, Dunnstown
You are warmly invited to celebrate the 'End of an era' at St Brendan's Primary School, Dunnstown on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
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July 10, 2020
Bungaree Parish Easter Candles 2020
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January 3, 2020
Mountain of Fun Run/Walk 2020
*Please note!: due to the recent and ongoing global state of pandemic, this event has been suspended until further notice.*
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July 10, 2020
Bungaree Parish Remembrance Mass
A change of venue for our Remembrance Mass did not deter our annual parish celebration
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