Catholic Development Fund (CDF)

Welcome to the Catholic Development Fund 

The Catholic Development Fund (CDF) assists the Bishop of Ballarat to meet the needs of the Diocese in growing and fulfilling its mission. Funds invested with CDF are used to support the Church by providing low-cost funding for Catholic capital building projects in parishes, primary schools, secondary colleges, religious orders, Diocesan agencies, health & aged care providers and social service facilities.

By investing with CDF, you can assist the Diocese and our local community, in a very practical way, in achieving the mission of the Catholic Church.

For more information, including current interest rates, visit the CDF website.

If you have any questions, click here to send us an email.


Click here to access your CDF account.

The Diocese of Ballarat – Catholic Development Fund (the Fund) is required by law to make the following disclosure. The Fund is not prudentially supervised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority nor has it been examined or approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. An investor in the Fund will not receive the benefit of the financial claims scheme or the depositor protection provisions in the Banking Act 1959 (Cth). Investments in the Fund are intended to be a means for investors to support the charitable religious and educations works of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat and for whom the consideration of profit are not of primary relevance in the investment decision. The investments that the Fund offers are not subject to the usual protections for the investors under the Corporations Act (Cth) or regulation by Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Investors may be unable to get some or all of their money back when the investor expects or at all and any investment of the Fund are comparable to investments with banks, finance companies or fund managers.

The Fund’s identification statement may be viewed below or by contacting the Fund. The Fund does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence.

Identification statement
Annual Reports