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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


Media Release on appointment of Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA).



Administration: 4 - 6 Peel Street North, Ballarat

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.





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