Loreto College Ballarat is the founding Loreto school in Australia, established in 1875 by Mother Gonzaga Barry and her companions when they first arrived in Australia from Ireland. Located in Ballarat, Victoria, the secondary College for girls has been proudly educating young women of influence for almost 150 years.
A contemporary school set in historic and beautiful surrounds; the College builds on rich traditions of the past to provide girls with a quality, progressive and dynamic education which becomes a foundation for their global future. In 2020, Loreto College is in a similar exciting period of growth in the Ballarat region to our founding era; which coincides with an evolving new career landscape for our current and future students. With Mother Gonzaga Barry as our role model for expansion and innovative change, Loreto College Ballarat is now poised to step courageously forward to meet the flourishing need for a Catholic education in the Loreto tradition in the Ballarat region.
Loreto College Ballarat recognises the Wadawarrung People as the traditional owners of the land and waters that encompass the area from the Great Dividing Range in the North to the coast in the South, from Werribee River in the East to Aireys Inlet in the West, which includes Geelong and Ballarat.