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Roman Catholic Diocese of Broome

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Ecclesiastical province  Province of Perth
Parishes  9
Area  773,000 kmĀ²
Phone  +61 8 9192 1060
Emeritus bishop  John Jobst
Metropolitan  Archdiocese of Perth
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Bishop  Christopher Saunders
Country  Australia
Territory  Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2006) 35,001 13,402 ( 38.3%)
Address  13 Barker St, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Cathedral  Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, Broome

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Broome is a suffragan Latin Rite diocese of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Perth, covering the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.



Its cathedral episcopal see is Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, in Broome, Western Australia.


On 10 May 1887, it was established initially as a Apostolic Vicariate of Kimberley in Western Australia, on territory split off from the then Diocese of Perth.

On 4 May 1910, it lost territory to establish the Mission sui juris of Drisdale River, which was later renamed Kalumburu.

On 13 November 1959, it was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Kimberleys.

It was elevated and renamed again as a diocese of Broome on 7 June 1966.

In 1980, it regained the territory of the suppressed Mission sui juris of Kalumburu.

Episcopal Ordinaries

The following individuals have been appointed Apostolic Vicar or elected as Roman Catholic Bishop of Broome or any of its precursor titles:


The diocese has nineteen parishes with regular liturgical services held in the following locations, with churches dedicated to particular saints:

  • Balgo-Kutjungka (St Theresa)
  • Broome (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
  • Dampier Peninsula with churches in Beagle Bay (Sacred Heart) and Lombadina (Christ the King)
  • Derby (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary) and Fitzroy Crossing (St Francis)
  • Halls Creek (St Mary)
  • Kalumburu (Our Lady of the Assumption)
  • Kununurra (St Vincent Pallotti)
  • La Grange-Bidyadanda (St John the Baptist)
  • Wyndham (Queen of Apostles)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Broome Wikipedia

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