Welcome to the Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL) website.
Across our diocese, 64 Catholic primary and secondary schools, 58 DOBCEL parish schools and 6 schools governed by Religious Institutes or Ministerial Public Juridic Persons, provide distinctive Catholic education from the Murray to the Sea.
Catholic Education Ballarat is the operational arm of DOBCEL and is responsible for the implementation of DOBCEL strategies, policies and procedures, and overseeing the day to day running of our schools.
The role of DOBCEL is to lead, provide service to, and partner with all 64 schools to enable every student to flourish and every student, staff member and family to experience the presence of the risen Christ in our schools.
I wish all of our 64 school communities the very best for 2023 as we all strive to bring about our vision:
As partners in Catholic Education,
open to God’s presence,
we pursue fullness of life for all.
With every blessing,
Mr Tom Sexton
Executive Director of Catholic Education