Our Diocese at a Glance
The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat is a diverse and geographically extensive Diocese of fifty-one parishes.
Bishop Paul Bird
Bishop Paul Bird CSsR was appointed Eighth Bishop of Ballarat by Pope Benedict XVI on 1 August 2012 and ordained as Bishop on 16 October, 2012.
Diocesan Vision Statement
The Vision Statement for the Diocese of Ballarat.
What we do
The Diocese of Ballarat is one part of the people of God, Christ’s faithful, entrusted to the care of the Bishop.
Information currently under review
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat was consecrated in 1891 making it Australia’s oldest consecrated Cathedral.
A brief timeline of the History of the Diocese.
Looking Forward is a pastoral planning process in the Diocese of Ballarat. It addresses the practical aspects of sustaining and strengthening the organisation of the diocese in order to care for the people of God and to enable them to bear witness to their Christian faith.