Bishop’s Page

Anglican Bishop of Ballarat

Garry John Weatherill (born 3 October 1956) is the current Anglican Bishop of Ballarat. He was the sixth Bishop of Willochra (2000-2011).

Bishop Garry was educated at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. Ordained in 1987, he began his ordained ministry as a curate at St Jude’s Church, Brighton after which he was a minor canon at St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide until 1990. He was then Rector of Semaphore and then Archdeacon of Willochra before his ordination to the episcopate in 2000.

It was announced in 2011 that Bishop Garry had been elected as the next Bishop of Ballarat. He was installed on 5 November 2011.

Professional Standards 

1800 377 842 [1800 DPS VIC].

A Director of Professional Standards has been appointed to respond to all complaints of abuse by clergy and Church workers.

Episcopal Standards 

1800 997 747.

Episcopal Standards complaints may be made against the Bishop of a Diocese. This is different to a Professional Standards complaint.