Centacare is the official welfare service of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat.  We operate in a complex environment, balancing the considerations of our sponsor, the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, Government policy, financial management and most importantly the needs of the community we are committed to serve.

Our Mission is “to provide services which empower people to live with choice and opportunity.”

We provide quality programs and services, offered across ten sites in Ballarat, Warrnambool, Mildura, Horsham, Hamilton and Geelong:

  • Family and Children Services
  • Community Programs & Advocacy
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Counselling, Support & Relationship Services
  • Youth Services
  • Victims Assistance Program


Administration: 4 – 6 Peel Street North, Ballarat
Website: www.centacareballarat.org.au

Centacare also has partnerships with the Catholic Education Office providing the Employee Assistance Program EAP, and St John of God Health Care, the Ballarat Division of General Practice and the University of Ballarat providing a valuable service through Pomegranate House.