The role of the Catholic Education Office is to provide support, service and leadership to Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in the Diocese of Ballarat. We seek to engage with and influence the people who make a difference in schools. Our central purpose is to build capacity in Principals, Leaders, Teachers and Students to ensure the continuing development and growth of individuals.

The Catholic Education Office Ballarat is centrally located in the Diocese with the main office in Ballarat and several smaller service centres in Mildura, Horsham, Swan Hill and Warrnambool.

The staff of the Catholic Education Office Ballarat are led by the following leaders:


Director of Catholic Education

Audrey Brown


P: (03) 5337 7135



Deputy Director of Catholic Education

John Meneely


P: (03) 5337 7143



Assistant Director: Educational Services

Leigh Mitchell


P: (03) 5337 7184



Assistant Director: Business Services

Julie Duynhoven


P: (03) 5337 7132



Assistant Director: System ImprovementSandra Harvey

Dr Sandra Harvey


P: (03) 5337 7106