The Diocese of Sandhurst represents the Catholic Church in a region in Victoria extending from Kerang to Corryong and as far inland as Euroa and Bright covering 45,196 sq kms. A Diocese is simply a community of Christ's faithful - it represents a portion of the people of God in a particular area, which is entrusted to a Bishop.
In the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst, Bishop Leslie (Les) Tomlinson is the pastoral leader of more than 93,000 Catholics. He is assisted by priests who minister in 40 parishes within the diocese.
Our diocese's vision is 'that every person’s heart be inflamed by the love of God'.
We welcome all who would like to join our communities or be guided by the principles and teachings of Christ.
To connect with the church and become part of your local faith community, you can find your local Catholic church by visiting the "Parishes" link.
If you are looking to become a Catholic, find out more about the journey of spiritual conversion which will lead to initiation into a Catholic faith community by clicking here or visit any of our Parishes.