List of cathedrals in Australia

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This is a list of cathedrals in Australia.

A cathedral church is a Christian place of worship which is the principal or "mother" church of a diocese and is distinguished as such by being the location for the cathedra or bishop's seat. In the strictest sense, only those Christian denominations with an episcopal hierarchy possess cathedrals. However, in common use, the term "cathedral" is often used for notable churches which were formerly part of an episcopal denomination.

It is a common misconception that "cathedral" may be applied to any particularly large or grand church. Whilst many cathedrals may be such, this is due to their ecclesiastical status. Such a church is usually grand because it is a cathedral, rather than it being designated a cathedral because of its grandeur. A cathedral may in fact be a relatively small building, particularly in sparser or poorer communities. Modern cathedrals frequently lack the grandeur of those of former times, having more focus on the functional aspects of a place of worship.

Some cathedrals were purpose-built, whilst others were formerly parochial (parish) churches which were subsequently promoted in status due to ecclesiastical requirements such as periodic diocesan reorganisation.

In this list the cathedrals are presented alphabetically by denomination. A list of former and never completed cathedrals is also included.

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The following Anglican cathedrals are located in Australia:

Cathedral City State/Territory Image Coordinates
St Peter's Cathedral Adelaide South Australia Adelaide StPeterCathedral.JPG 34°54′46″S 138°35′53″E / 34.9127646°S 138.5980599°E / -34.9127646; 138.5980599 (St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide)
St Peter's Cathedral Armidale New South Wales Armidale St Peters.JPG 30°30′55″S 151°39′55″E / 30.5151674°S 151.6652941°E / -30.5151674; 151.6652941 (St Peter's Cathedral, Armidale)
Cathedral of Christ the King Ballarat Victoria Ballarat ChristTheKingCathedral.JPG 37°33′49″S 143°51′29″E / 37.5636535°S 143.8579872°E / -37.5636535; 143.8579872 (Christ Church Cathedral, Ballarat)
All Saints' Cathedral Bathurst New South Wales Bathurst AllSaintsCathedral.JPG 33°25′03″S 149°34′48″E / 33.4174619°S 149.5798993°E / -33.4174619; 149.5798993 (All Saints' Cathedral, Bathurst)
St Paul's Cathedral Bendigo Victoria BendigoStPaul'sCathedral.JPG 36°45′44″S 144°16′58″E / 36.7622606°S 144.282811°E / -36.7622606; 144.282811 (St Paul's Cathedral, Bendigo)
St John's Cathedral Brisbane Queensland St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, 2009.JPG 27°27′50″S 153°01′48″E / 27.4640077°S 153.0301134°E / -27.4640077; 153.0301134 (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane)
St Boniface's Cathedral Bunbury Western Australia 33°19′53″S 115°38′15″E / 33.3313905°S 115.6375867°E / -33.3313905; 115.6375867 (St Boniface's Cathedral, Bunbury)
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin Northern Territory Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin, Australia.jpg 12°27′57″S 130°50′43″E / 12.4658845°S 130.8453293°E / -12.4658845; 130.8453293 (Christchurch Cathedral, Darwin)
Cathedral of the Holy Cross Geraldton Western Australia OIC geraldton cbd anglican holy cross 1.jpg 28°46′44″S 114°36′53″E / 28.7789809°S 114.6146119°E / -28.7789809; 114.6146119 (Holy Cross Cathedral, Geraldton)
St Saviour's Cathedral Goulburn New South Wales Goulburn StSaviourCathedral.JPG 34°45′11″S 149°42′57″E / 34.7531184°S 149.7157158°E / -34.7531184; 149.7157158 (St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn)
Christ Church Cathedral Grafton New South Wales 29°41′35″S 152°56′05″E / 29.6931228°S 152.9347429°E / -29.6931228; 152.9347429 (Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton)
St David's Cathedral Hobart Tasmania St David's Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania - Wiki0120.jpg 42°53′01″S 147°19′43″E / 42.8835372°S 147.3285055°E / -42.8835372; 147.3285055 (St David's Cathedral, Hobart)
Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle New South Wales NewcastleNSW ChristChurchCathedral.JPG 32°55′44″S 151°46′50″E / 32.9289651°S 151.7805262°E / -32.9289651; 151.7805262 (Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle)
Cathedral Church of St Alban the Martyr Griffith[1] New South Wales Griffith StAlbanCathedral.JPG 34°17′03″S 146°02′33″E / 34.2841796°S 146.042452°E / -34.2841796; 146.042452 (St Alban's Cathedral, Griffith)
St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne Victoria Melbourne StPaulCathedral.JPG 37°49′01″S 144°58′03″E / 37.816853°S 144.967384°E / -37.816853; 144.967384 (St St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne)
St John the Baptist Cathedral Murray Bridge South Australia MurrayBridgeCathedral.JPG 35°07′10″S 139°16′22″E / 35.1195653°S 139.2727512°E / -35.1195653; 139.2727512 (St John the Baptist Cathedral, Murray Bridge)
St John's Pro-Cathedral Parramatta New South Wales St-johns-parramatta.jpg 33°48′57″S 151°00′10″E / 33.8158825°S 151.0026457°E / -33.8158825; 151.0026457 (St John's Cathedral, Parramatta)
St George's Cathedral Perth Western Australia OIC perth st georges cathedral front 1.jpg 31°57′21″S 115°51′40″E / 31.9557227°S 115.8611727°E / -31.9557227; 115.8611727 (St George's Cathedral, Perth)
Ss Peter & Paul's Cathedral Port Pirie South Australia PortPirie SSPeter&PaulCathedral.JPG 33°10′32″S 138°00′29″E / 33.1756511°S 138.008131°E / -33.1756511; 138.008131 (SS Peter & Paul's Cathedral, Port Pirie)
St Paul's Cathedral Rockhampton Queensland St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Rockhampton, 2009.jpg 23°22′55″S 150°30′45″E / 23.3819334°S 150.5124274°E / -23.3819334; 150.5124274 (St Paul's Cathedral, Rockhampton)
St Paul's Cathedral Sale Victoria Sale StPaulCathedral.JPG 38°06′24″S 147°04′18″E / 38.1067646°S 147.0715442°E / -38.1067646; 147.0715442 (St Paul's Cathedral, Sale)
St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney New South Wales Sydney StAndrewCathedral.JPG 33°52′26″S 151°12′23″E / 33.873928°S 151.2063385°E / -33.873928; 151.2063385 (St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney)
St James Cathedral Townsville Queensland StateLibQld 1 159926 St. James' Church of England in Townsville, ca. 1875.jpg 19°15′20″S 146°49′00″E / 19.2555567°S 146.8166931°E / -19.2555567; 146.8166931 (St James Cathedral, Townsville)
Holy Trinity Cathedral Wangaratta Victoria Wangaratta HolyTrinityCathedral.JPG 36°21′18″S 146°19′16″E / 36.3551269°S 146.3212216°E / -36.3551269; 146.3212216 (Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta)
St Michael's Pro-Cathedral Wollongong New South Wales Wollongong StMichaelProCathedral.JPG 34°25′25″S 150°53′44″E / 34.4237082°S 150.895599°E / -34.4237082; 150.895599 (St Michael's Pro-Cathedral, Wollongong)

Former cathedrals

Cathedral City State/Territory Image Coordinates
St James Old Cathedral Melbourne Victoria Melbourne StJamesOldCathedral.JPG 37°42′26″S 144°56′17.9″E / 37.70722°S 144.938306°E / -37.70722; 144.938306 (St James Old Cathedral, Melbourne)
All Souls and St Bartholomew's Cathedral Church Thursday Island Quetta Memorial Cathedral Church, 2014 10°34′44″S 142°13′12″E / 10.57889°S 142.22000°E / -10.57889; 142.22000 (Quetta Cathedral, Thursday Island)


The following Assyrian Church of the East and Ancient Church of the East cathedrals are located in Australia:

Cathedral City/Suburb State Image Coordinates Notes
Assyrian Church of the East, Cathedral of St Hurmizd Greenfield Park New South Wales 33°52′18″S 150°53′28″E / 33.8715714°S 150.8911899°E / -33.8715714; 150.8911899 (Assyrian Church of the East, Cathedral of St Hurmizd, Greenfield Park)
Ancient Church of the East, Cathedral of St Zaia Middleton Grange New South Wales 33°54′47″S 150°50′28″E / 33.9130682°S 150.8411828°E / -33.9130682; 150.8411828 (Ancient Church of the East, Cathedral of St Zaia, Middleton Grange)


Latin Rite[edit]

The following Latin Rite cathedrals of the Catholic Church in Australia are located in Australia:[2]

Cathedral City State/Territory Image Coordinates
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral Adelaide South Australia Adelaide StFrancisXavierCathedral.JPG 34°55′44″S 138°36′05″E / 34.9290°S 138.6014°E / -34.9290; 138.6014 (St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Adelaide)
St Mary and St Joseph's Cathedral Armidale New South Wales Cathedral Armidale.jpg 28°46′38″S 114°36′43″E / 28.777354°S 114.6118171°E / -28.777354; 114.6118171 (SS Mary & Joseph's Cathedral, Armidale)
St Patrick's Cathedral Ballarat Victoria Ballarat StPatrickCathedral.JPG 37°33′45″S 143°51′09″E / 37.5624154°S 143.8525903°E / -37.5624154; 143.8525903 (St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat)
Ss Michael & John's Cathedral Bathurst New South Wales Bathurst SSMichael&JohnCathedral.JPG 33°25′12″S 149°34′38″E / 33.4200859°S 149.5771998°E / -33.4200859; 149.5771998 (SS Michael & John's Cathedral, Bathurst)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Bendigo Victoria Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo November 2011.JPG 36°45′36″S 144°16′26″E / 36.7600102°S 144.2738114°E / -36.7600102; 144.2738114 (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo)
St Stephen's Cathedral Brisbane Queensland St Stephen's cathedral, Brisbane.jpg 27°28′09″S 153°01′44″E / 27.4692341°S 153.0288862°E / -27.4692341; 153.0288862 (St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Broken Hill New South Wales BrokenHillCathedral.JPG 31°57′12″S 141°27′33″E / 31.9532362°S 141.4590303°E / -31.9532362; 141.4590303 (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Broken Hill)
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral Broome Western Australia 17°57′35″S 122°14′19″E / 17.9596479°S 122.2387011°E / -17.9596479; 122.2387011 (Our Lady Cathedral, Broome)
St Patrick's Cathedral Bunbury Western Australia Bunbury war memorial gnangarra.JPG 33°19′53″S 115°38′16″E / 33.3313927°S 115.6376404°E / -33.3313927; 115.6376404 (St Patrick's Cathedral, Bunbury)
St Monica's War Memorial Cathedral Cairns Queensland Roman Catholic cathedral church St Monica, Cairns.JPG 16°55′02″S 145°46′21″E / 16.9170875°S 145.7726137°E / -16.9170875; 145.7726137 (St Monica's Cathedral, Cairns)
St Christopher's Cathedral Canberra Australian Capital Territory Canberra StChristopherCathedral.JPG 35°19′08″S 149°07′57″E / 35.3189275°S 149.1324489°E / -35.3189275; 149.1324489 (St Christopher's Cathedral, Canberra)
St Mary's Star of the Sea Cathedral Darwin Northern Territory St Mary's Cathedral, Darwin, Australia.jpg 12°27′33″S 130°50′18″E / 12.4590835°S 130.8382412°E / -12.4590835; 130.8382412 (St Mary's Cathedral, Darwin)
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral Geraldton Western Australia OIC geraldton cbd xavier cathedral 1.jpg 28°46′39″S 114°36′43″E / 28.7773634°S 114.6118439°E / -28.7773634; 114.6118439 (St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Geraldton)
St Mary's Cathedral Hobart Tasmania 42°52′52″S 147°19′09″E / 42.8811846°S 147.3192841°E / -42.8811846; 147.3192841 (St Mary's Cathedral, Hobart)
St Carthage's Cathedral Lismore New South Wales 28°48′16″S 153°17′01″E / 28.8043779°S 153.2837221°E / -28.8043779; 153.2837221 (St Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore)
St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne Victoria Melbourne StPatrickCathedral.JPG 37°48′37″S 144°58′35″E / 37.8101462°S 144.9764607°E / -37.8101462; 144.9764607 (St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Newcastle New South Wales NewcastleNSW SacredHeartCathedral.JPG 32°55′25″S 151°45′15″E / 32.9235085°S 151.7542201°E / -32.9235085; 151.7542201 (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newcastle)
St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta New South Wales St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta.jpg 33°48′31″S 151°00′13″E / 33.8087266°S 151.0034765°E / -33.8087266; 151.0034765 (St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta)
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Perth Western Australia St Mary's Cathedral, Perth - 2009 (2).jpg 31°57′20″S 115°52′00″E / 31.9554787°S 115.8666202°E / -31.9554787; 115.8666202 (St Mary's Cathedral, Perth)
Principal Church of St Ninian & St Chad Perth Western Australia 31°56′06″S 115°54′11″E / 31.9350648°S 115.9029407°E / -31.9350648; 115.9029407 (Principal Church of St Ninian & St Chad, Perth)
St Mark's Cathedral Port Pirie South Australia PortPirie StMarkCathedral.JPG 33°10′45″S 138°00′30″E / 33.179059°S 138.0082168°E / -33.179059; 138.0082168 (St Mark's Cathedral, Port Pirie)
St Josephs Cathedral Rockhampton Queensland St Josephs Cathedral, 1994.jpg 23°23′09″S 150°30′24″E / 23.3858234°S 150.5065426°E / -23.3858234; 150.5065426 (St Joseph's Cathedral, Rockhampton)
St Mary's Cathedral Sale Victoria Sale StMaryCathedral.JPG 38°06′41″S 147°03′44″E / 38.1112747°S 147.0623603°E / -38.1112747; 147.0623603 (St Mary's Cathedral, Sale)
St Mary's Cathedral Sydney New South Wales St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney HDR.jpg 33°52′16″S 151°12′48″E / 33.8712496°S 151.2133889°E / -33.8712496; 151.2133889 (St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney)
St Patrick's Cathedral Toowoomba Queensland St Patricks Cathedral, Toowoomba.jpg 27°34′10″S 151°57′13″E / 27.569492°S 151.9534769°E / -27.569492; 151.9534769 (St Patrick's Cathedral, Toowoomba)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Townsville Queensland Sacred Heart Cathedral, 2007.jpg 19°15′32″S 146°48′42″E / 19.258972°S 146.8117641°E / -19.258972; 146.8117641 (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville)
St Michael's Cathedral Wagga Wagga New South Wales WaggaWagga Cathedral.JPG 35°06′24″S 147°22′24″E / 35.1067199°S 147.3734488°E / -35.1067199; 147.3734488 (St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga)
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Waitara New South Wales WaitaraCathedral.JPG 33°42′50″S 151°06′16″E / 33.713924°S 151.104412°E / -33.713924; 151.104412 (Our Lady Cathedral, Waitara)
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral Wollongong New South Wales Wollongong StFrancisXavierCathedral.JPG 34°25′33″S 150°54′07″E / 34.425768°S 150.9019505°E / -34.425768; 150.9019505 (St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Wollongong)
St John Vianney Co-Cathedral Fairy Meadow
(co-cathedral with St Francis Xavier, Wollongong)
New South Wales Wollongong StJohnVianneyCoCathedral.JPG 34°23′52″S 150°53′30″E / 34.3977671°S 150.8917661°E / -34.3977671; 150.8917661 (St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow)

Former and never completed Latin Rite cathedrals

Cathedral City State Image Coordinates Notes
Holy Name Cathedral Brisbane Queensland Holy Name Cathedral Brisbane.jpg 27°27′48.36″S 153°1′44.55″E / 27.4634333°S 153.0290417°E / -27.4634333; 153.0290417 (Holy Name Cathedral, Brisbane) never completed
Ss Peter & Paul's Old Cathedral Goulburn New South Wales Goulburn SSPeter&PaulOldCathedral.JPG 34°45′20″S 149°42′54″E / 34.7556438°S 149.7148655°E / -34.7556438; 149.7148655 (SS Peter & Paul's former cathedral, Goulburn)
Most Holy Trinity New Norcia Western Australia 30°58′14″S 116°12′49″E / 30.9706868°S 116.213749°E / -30.9706868; 116.213749 (Most Holy Trinity, former abbatial cathedral, New Norcia) Former abbatial cathedral
Corpus Christi Cathedral St Ives New South Wales 33°43′41″S 151°09′57″E / 33.7280294°S 151.1657368°E / -33.7280294; 151.1657368 (Corpus Christi former cathedral, St Ives)
St Mary's Cathedral South Bunbury Western Australia 33°20′32″S 115°38′38″E / 33.3420928°S 115.6437961°E / -33.3420928; 115.6437961 (St Mary's former cathedral, South Bunbury)

Eastern Rites[edit]

The following Eastern Rite Catholic cathedrals are located in Australia:

Cathedral City State Image Coordinates Notes
St Maroun's Cathedral Redfern New South Wales Saint Maroun's cathedral Sydney.jpg 33°53′34″S 151°12′26″E / 33.8926601°S 151.2071942°E / -33.8926601; 151.2071942 (St Maroun's Maronite Cathedral, Redfern) Maronite Rite
St Michael's Cathedral Darlington New South Wales 33°53′36″S 151°11′20″E / 33.8933976°S 151.1887555°E / -33.8933976; 151.1887555 (St Michael's Melkite Greek Cathedral, Darlington) Melkite Greek[3]
St Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Church Bossley Park New South Wales 33°51′25″S 150°53′05″E / 33.8570293°S 150.8846291°E / -33.8570293; 150.8846291 (St Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, Bossley Park) Chaldean Catholic
Ss Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral North Melbourne Victoria Melbourne SSPeter&PaulUkrainianCatholicCathedral.JPG 37°47′47″S 144°56′39″E / 37.7964303°S 144.9441817°E / -37.7964303; 144.9441817 (SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, North Melbourne) Ukrainian Rite

Eastern Orthodox[edit]

The following Eastern Orthodox cathedrals are located in Australia:

Cathedral City/Suburb State Image Coordinates Notes
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral Brisbane Queensland St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral.jpg 27°29′02″S 153°02′04″E / 27.484°S 153.0345°E / -27.484; 153.0345 Russian Orthodox
St George Cathedral Cabramatta New South Wales 33°53′54″S 150°55′30″E / 33.898429°S 150.924960°E / -33.898429; 150.924960 (St George's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Cabramatta) Serbian Orthodox[4][5]
Cathedral of the Holy Annunciation Redfern New South Wales Redfern Greek church.JPG 33°53′20″S 151°12′09″E / 33.8887945°S 151.2024937°E / -33.8887945; 151.2024937 (Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Redfern) Greek Orthodox, Patriarchate of Constantinople[6]
St George Cathedral Redfern New South Wales 33°53′31″S 151°12′32″E / 33.8919894°S 151.2088694°E / -33.8919894; 151.2088694 (St George Antiochan Orthodox Cathedral, Redfern) Greek Orthodox, Patriarchate of Antioch[7]
Ss Peter & Paul Cathedral Strathfield New South Wales 33°52′30″S 151°05′20″E / 33.8750811°S 151.088929°E / -33.8750811; 151.088929 (SS Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Strathfield) Russian Orthodox[8]

Oriental Orthodox[edit]

The following Oriental Orthodox cathedrals are located in Australia:

Cathedral City State Image Coordinates Notes
St Mary & Mina's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral Bexley New South Wales 33°56′45″S 151°07′38″E / 33.945872°S 151.127226°E / -33.945872; 151.127226 (SS Mary & Mina's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Bexley) [9]
St Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral Sydney New South Wales Sydney StThomasIndianOrthodoxCathedral.JPG 33°57′22″S 150°56′43″E / 33.9560043°S 150.9452682°E / -33.9560043; 150.9452682 (St Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Sydney) [10]

See also[edit]


  • List of cathedrals in Australia by Giga-Catholic Information[11]
  • The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia 2005/2006. published with the authority of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, by the National Council of Priests of Australia, McPherson's Printing Group, Maryborough, Victoria. 1977. ISSN 1321-4764.
  • O'Farrell, Patrick (1977). The Catholic Church and Community in Australia. Thomas Nelson (Australia), West Melbourne.