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The Parish of

Northeast Mallee


  • St Mary of the Assumption

    Cnr Splatt & Rutherford Sts, Swan Hill

  • Sacred Heart

    2 Church Street, Culgoa

  • St Joseph's

    24-26 McKenzie Street, Nandaly

  • Ss Peter & Paul's

    Kerang Road, Quambatook

  • St Mary's

    39 Hannon Street, Sea Lake



Postal Address
PO Box 71
Swan Hill  VIC  3585
62 Splatt Street
Swan Hill  VIC  3585
(03) 5032 4144



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The parish of Holy Family North East Mallee, follows all the Government and Diocesean requirement when it come to Child Safety. We as a parish value all our members and endeavour to have a safe environment for all to practise their faith.

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Parish Priest
Fr James Kerr is Parish Priest of the Holy Family Parish, Northeast Mallee which encompasses the parishes of Swan Hill, Sea Lake and the northern part of Quambatook parish. (Resident in Swan Hill)

Parish Secretary
Mrs Glenda Klabbers and Mrs Mary Kennedy

Child Safety Officers
Damian and Karren Kelly

Catholic Schools
St Mary’s Primary School Swan Hill
Principals: Mrs Virgina Gook and Mrs Kate Quin

St Mary MacKillop College
Principal: Mrs Michelle Haeusler

St Mary’s Primary School Sea Lake
Principal: Mrs Kate Nunn

Our Parish

The Holy Family Parish, Northeast Mallee was formed by joining groups of neighbouring parishes that have already been working together and sharing a parish priest. The Northeast Mallee parish covers Swan Hill, Sea Lake and the northern part of Quambatook parish. The formation of this new parish is the fruit of several years of consultation, including the Looking Forward gatherings that have been held since 2014. The detailed proposals for the new parish developed through discussions among priests and parishioners over the past few months and were endorsed by the Council of Priests at their meeting on June 19. Bishop Paul Bird confirmed the formation of the new parish on July 1, 2018.

These new arrangements will make it easier for the local communities to share the tasks involved in pastoral care and parish administration and will give the priests more time for pastoral and sacramental ministry.


Swan Hill:

St Mary’s Swan Hill is on the Murray River in the north of Victoria. We are 3 hours from Ballarat, and 4 hours from Melbourne via Bendigo. Fr Edward O’Sullivan Goidanich was appointed first Parish Priest of Swan Hill in 1893.

Sea Lake:

Sea Lake is a wheat-belt town of around 500 people and is located on the Calder Highway, 369 km north-west of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.  The Parish of Sea Lake includes the communities of St Mary’s Sea Lake, St Joseph’s Nandaly and Sacred Heart Culgoa.  It was established in 1907.


Parish News

March 6, 2024
Final Mass at St Michael’s, Lalbert
On Sunday, October 16, 2024 we were delighted to have over 60 faithful join us for the Final Mass of Thanksgiving at St Michael’s Lalbert
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September 29, 2022
St Joseph’s Lake Boga: Final Mass of Thanksgiving
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June 1, 2021
St Joseph’s Lake Boga Final Mass – POSTPONED
The final Sunday Mass at St Joseph’s, Lake Boga will take place on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 12.30pm (pending COVID restrictions).
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