List of cathedrals in Australia

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.

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap

Anglican Edit

The following Anglican cathedrals are located in Australia:

Cathedral City State/Territory Image Coordinates
St Peter's Cathedral Adelaide South Australia   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   10°34′44″S 142°13′12″E / 10.57889°S 142.22000°E / -10.57889; 142.22000 (Quetta Cathedral, Thursday Island)

Assyrian Edit

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)

Catholic Edit

Latin Church Edit

The following Latin Church 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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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 Annunciation Redfern New South Wales   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][10]
St Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral Sydney New South Wales   33°57′22″S 150°56′43″E / 33.9560043°S 150.9452682°E / -33.9560043; 150.9452682 (St Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Sydney) [11]

See also Edit

Sources Edit

  • List of cathedrals in Australia by Giga-Catholic Information[12]
  • 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.

References Edit