Mary MacKillop Centres

Through a variety of life-giving ministries, Mary MacKillop Centres promote Mary MacKillop's life, work and spirituality.

These Centres are focal points for pilgrimage, learning and growth in the spiritual dimensions of life, hospitality, prayer and pastoral concern. People who visit these Centres celebrate the story and rich heritage of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph.


New South Wales

Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney

Mary MacKillop Place and the tomb of Mary MacKillop in the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel have become a place of pilgrimage as many people visit Mary’s tomb and the Museum. There is a Pastoral Care Team at Mary MacKillop Place, so some Sisters are always available to listen to pilgrims and visitors, and to provide support when needed. Mary MacKillop Museum provides educational opportunities for school children and others. Mary MacKillop Place also provides accommodation and conference facilities.

An Australian Pilgrimage, In the Footsteps of Mary MacKillop, is organised each year with participants visiting many of the sites associated with Mary MacKillop's life and work in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. For information contact Mary MacKillop Place


Contact Information:

Address: Mary MacKillop Place, 7-11 Mount Street, North Sydney, PO Box 1081, North Sydney, NSW, 2059

Anderledy Lodge & Accommodation: (02) 8912 4800

Conference Centre: (02) 8912 4812

Mary MacKillop Place Museum: (02) 8912 4878

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South Australia

Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide

St Joseph’s Chapel (open daily): Mary MacKillop’s much-loved place of prayer, a place of pilgrimage, prayer and peace for people of all backgrounds. Come … breathe in Mary’s spirit ... pray where she prayed so often ... experience an inner peace.

Mary MacKillop Exhibition Centre: Capturing the spirit of Mary MacKillop, the Exhibition showcases the early Josephite story in South Australia, focussing on the Sisters’ very practical and human responses to the urgent needs of their times. Travel back in time and touch into this unique and inspiring story and discover that Mary’s spirit is just as relevant and needed in today’s world!

Bethany Centre: Our large, versatile space available for hire by schools and Church-related groups.
‘Bethany’ hosts a whole range of adult programmes in:

  • Ecology
  • Reconciliation
  • Spirituality
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Spirituality for Teachers

Our Live-In Retreats are conducted at St Joseph’s Retreat Centre, Largs Bay
Guided & Directed Retreats available. Early booking is advised.


Contact Information:

Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide, 4 High Street, Kensington, SA 5068, PO Box 57 Kent Town SA 5071

Bookings: 08 8130 5900

Inquiries: 08 8130 5921

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Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

The Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre and the Woods MacKillop Schoolhouse commemorate the lives of Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods with displays, photographs, artefacts and historical reflections. The volunteers look forward to sharing with you this special part of Penola, where Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods once walked, and where they made their astonishing dream an exciting reality.


Contact Information:

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, PO Box 231, Penola, SA 5277

Phone: 08 8737 2092

Fax: 08 8737 3051

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Western Australia

The Mary MacKillop Centre, Perth

The Mary MacKillop Centre is nestled in the beautiful leafy surrounds of the Sisters of St Joseph Convent, South Perth just a block from the spectacular South Perth Swan River foreshore. The park-like gardens are a lovely space to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. The Centre provides a variety of facilities and services for many different individuals and groups, including for conferences and seminars, education, retreats and respite.


Contact Information:

Regional Secretary, PO Box 593, South Perth WA 6951

Phone: (08) 9334 0999

Fax: (08) 9368 2018

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Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne

This Centre is situated in a building which was purchased by Mary MacKillop as a House of Providence. The development of Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne was completed in 2007. The memorial of Mary’s birthplace is located in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.


Contact Information:

Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre; 362 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002

Phone: (03) 9926 9300

Fax: (03) 9926 9330

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New Zealand

Mary MacKillop Centre, Aotearoa, New Zealand

The Centre in New Zealand is part of a larger complex at Mission Bay which is the Provincial administration centre and a site for several ministries.


Contact Information:

Phone: (09) 528 5204

Fax: (09) 528 5291

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The Shrine of Mary MacKillop: St. Margaret's, Roy Bridge, Inverness-shire

The Roy Bridge area of Lochaber is of considerable significance in Mary's history because Glen Roy and Glen Spean were the original homes of her forebears.


Contact Information:

Sisters of St Joseph, 1 Mossfiled Drv, Lochyside, FORT WILLIAM PF 33 7PE, United Kingdom

Phone: 44 1397 700 989

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Josephite Mission and History Centre, New Town

Josephite Mission and History Centre was established in 2010 in the Tasmanian Josephites’ former Mother House, Sacred Heart Convent at Newstead.


Contact Information:

67 Clare Street, New Town, PO Box 38, Tasmania, 7008

Phone: 03 6228 1628

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