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Diocese of Ballarat

Bishop of Ballarat
Most Rev Paul Bernard Bird CSsR MA, DD
PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7121
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Vicar General    
Rev Justin Driscoll VG

Vicar General

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
Catholic Diocesan Offices
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5331 2933
Financial Administrator    
Mr Andrew Jirik

Financial Administrator

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7168
Fax: (03) 5331 5625
Tribunal    
Ms Fiona Tonkin

Secretary

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: 0418 643 196
Archivist    
Mr Michael Taffe

Archivist

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3350
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5337 7121
Ph: 0427 918 865
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Diocesan Office    
Offices & Bishop's Office

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7121
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Finance Section

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7168
Fax: (03) 5331 5625
Mr Andrew Jirik

Finance Administrator

Pastoral Services Consultant

Ms Amanda Smith

Ph: (03) 5337 7125
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Ecclesiastical Organisations    
Ballarat Diocesan Schools Advisory Council

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5337 7135
Fax: (03) 5331 5166
Mr Peter Kerwan

Executive Officer

Caritas Australia

PO Box 178
Wendouree VIC 3355
Ph: 0409 401 329
Ms Sue Searls

Catholic Development Fund Ballarat

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5337 7168
Fax: (03) 5331 5625
Mr Andrew Jirik

Manager

Catholic Education Office

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7135
Fax: (03) 5331 5166
Ms Audrey Brown

Director

Mr John Meneely

Deputy Director

Catholic Mission

PO Box 178
Wendouree VIC 3355
Ph: 0409 401 329
Ms Sue Searls

Centacare Family Service, Diocesan

PO Box 2537
Bakery Hill VIC 3354
Ph: (03) 5337 8999
Fax: (03) 5332 4465
Mr Tony Fitzgerald

Executive Director

Clergy Assistance Fund

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
306 Gregory St
Ballarat North VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5331 7131
Rev Marcello Colasante

Clergy Life and Ministry

PO Box 14
Quambatook VIC 3540
Ph: (03) 5457 1201
Rev John Monaghan

21 Burns St
Maryborough VIC 3465
Ph: (03) 5461 1084
Fax: (03) 5460 5053
Diocesan Building Commission

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5337 7111
Mr John Bylsma

Chairperson

Mr Andrew Jirik

Secretary & Contact

Diocesan Censors

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
Rev Justin Driscoll VG

Diocesan College of Consultors

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5337 7121
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Diocesan Council for Religious

306 Barkly St
Ararat VIC 3377
Ph: (03) 5352 1383
Fax: (03) 5352 1383
Sr Maree Holt CSB

Diocesan Council of Priests

PO Box 42
Donald VIC 3480
Ph: (03) 5497 1112
Rev Eugene McKinnon

Diocesan Ecumenical Commission

PO Box 210
Portland VIC 3305
Ph: (03) 5523 1046
Fax: (03) 5521 7612
Rev Gregory Tait

Chairman

Diocesan Finance Committee

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7128
Fax: (03) 5331 5625
Mr Andrew Jirik

Financial Administrator

Diocesan Historical Commission

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7121
Ph: 0427 918 865
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Mr Michael Taffe

Secretary

Diocesan Liturgical Commission

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5337 7179
Mrs Julie Boyd

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7159
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Diocesan Social Justice Commission

Ms Danielle Peters

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7109
Pastoral Ministry Office

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7179
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Mrs Jane Collins

Religious Education Centre

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7135
Fax: (03) 5333 5048
Mr John Meneely

Deputy Director Catholic Education Office

The Roman Catholic Trusts Corporation for the Diocese of Ballarat

PO Box 121
Ballarat VIC 3353
5 Lyons St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5337 7128
Fax: (03) 5331 5625
Mr Andrew Jirik

Secretary

Vocations

Rev Edward Moloney

Vocations Director

Corpus Christi College
180 Drummond St
Carlton VIC 3053
Ph: (03) 9657 0222
Fax: (03) 9657 0246
Youth and Young Adult Ministry

PO Box 576
Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5337 7125
Fax: (03) 5332 1122
Ms Amanda Smith

Boundaries

Commencing on Bass Strait at the south-west angle of the County of Grant, thence by the boundary of the County westerly and north-westerly to the River Barwon, thence by that river northerly to a road forming the east boundary of the Parish of Murdeduke, thence by that road north (leaving the township of Inverleigh in the Diocese of Melbourne) to the Yarrowee River, thence north-westerly by that river to the Woodbourne Creek, thence by that creek northwards to the road at the north-west angle of the Woodbourne (W. J. Read's) pre-emptive Section, thence westerly along that road to the west boundary of the Parish of Meredith, thence northerly by that boundary to the southern boundary of the Parish of Narmbool, thence westerly to a road leading north between Allotments 28a and 29d, Parish of Narmbool, thence by the said road north and north-easterly to the main Ballarat and Geelong road, thence by that road north-westerly to the Williamson's Creek, being the northerly boundary of Narmbool, thence easterly by that boundary to the Geelong and Ballarat railway, thence by the railway northerly and north-westerly to a creek or gully to the south-east of Buninyong, thence by that creek easterly to the Lal Lal Creek, thence by that creek in an easterly direction into and along the Moorabool River west branch to its inter-section with the road immediately north of Morrisons, thence by that road through Durdidwarrah to Sheoak Hill, thence by a straight line to the road which runs due east to Balliang, thence by that road to the municipal boundary between the Shire of Ballan and the Shire of Bacchus Marsh, thence in a northerly direction along that municipal boundary to Pikes Creek, thence by that creek northwards to Pikes Creek Reservoir, thence northerly by Dale Creek to its source, thence by a straight line to the summit of Mount Wilson, thence by a straight line to the summit of Babbington Hill, thence by a straight line to the junction of Wickham Track, Happy Valley Track and Swaby Lane, thence in a northerly direction along Kangaroo Creek (which is a section of the common boundary of the municipalities of Daylesford-Glenlyon and Kyneton) to the Drummond-Lauriston road, thence easterly along the said road to the junction with the Daylesford-Malmsbury road, thence in north-easterly direction along the said road to Forest road, thence westerly along the said road to the south-eastern corner of the municipality of Newstead, thence westerly and southerly along the common boundary of the municipalities of Newstead and Daylesford-Glenlyon to Joyces Creek, thence north-westerly by that creek to the road forming the south boundary of Section 31b, Parish of Campbelltown, thence by road easterly north-easterly and north to the road forming the south-east boundary of Portion 61, Parish of Sandon, thence by that road north-easterly to the western branch of a creek or gully flowing through Allotment 5, Section X, Parish of Tarrangower, thence by that creek northerly to its junction with the Loddon River, thence northerly by that river to the road immediately south of Newbridge, thence by that road south-westerly and westerly to the Newbridge-Bridgewater road, thence northerly by that road to its junction with the Arnold-Newbridge road, thence north-westerly by that road and the Arnold-Kingower road to Kingower, thence by the Kurting-Kingower road north-easterly to the Calder Highway, thence north-westerly to the junction of the Kurting-Boort road, thence by that road north to the junction of the Serpentine-Wedderburn road, thence easterly by that road to Hope Creek, thence by that creek north and easterly to the Loddon River, thence by that river to the River Murray to the western boundary of the State of Victoria, thence by that boundary to the Southern Ocean, thence by that ocean easterly to the commencement point, including all islands belonging to the State of Victoria between the said western boundary and Point Roadknight.

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