Welcome to the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

Welcome to the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, where history and faith converge in a vibrant tapestry of resilience and community.

Our journey traces back to the discovery of silver in Broken Hill in 1883, a pivotal moment that gave birth to our diocese in 1887. Guided by leaders like Bishop John Dunne, we have grown into a community deeply rooted in faith, compassion, and service. The iconic Sacred Heart Cathedral, crafted with unique silver quarry stone, stands as a testament to our enduring commitment.

Today, under the leadership of Bishop Columba McBeth Green, we continue to embrace our expanded role, incorporating additional parishes to serve a diverse community.

Join us in celebrating our rich heritage, where every thread is woven with the warmth of welcome, inviting you to be a part of our shared journey.