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Diocesan Finance Council


The Diocesan Finance Council (DFC) is an advisory board to the Bishop with responsibility to oversee the entire financial operations of the Diocese.  This includes advice to the Bishop on:

  • Income and expenditure for Diocesan Operations
  • Assets of the Diocese, including Trusts and bequests
  • Property and insurance matters
  • Purchase or sale of parish assets
  • Financial management of Diocesan entities, commissions and committees
  • Administration and financial advice to parishes and clergy



DFC members include the Bishop, Vicar General, clergy representation, lay members with financial and legal expertise and the Diocesan Business Manager.

Bishop Paul Bird, Andrew Byrne, Peta Clarke, Fr Justin Driscoll (Chair), Stephen McArdle, Fr Kevin Maloney, Chris Nolan, Gerald Shanley, Georgia Yanner, Andrew Jirik



The Council meets every 3 months from March to December. Meetings are held in the Diocesan Office, 5 Lyons St South, Ballarat. 


Executive Officer:
Mr Andrew Jirik
Diocesan Business Manager
PO Box 576

Phone: (03) 5337 7111
Fax:     (03) 5331 5625
Email: Diocesan Finance Council






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