St Augustine's Catholic Church
St Augustine's Catholic Church 00-04-2021 - Frank Curtain
St Augustine's Catholic Church 00-01-2020 - Ryle Farrel Stephen -

St Augustine's Catholic Church

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Church Information

Church Name: St Augustine's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 631 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Suburb: Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3000
Foundation Stone Laid: 05-12-1869
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone for the present church building was laid on 5/12/1869 by Bishop Goold. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A heritage plaque records: St Augustine's - Church - This bluestone Gothic church designed by T A Kelly and built by Reid & Stewart in 1869/70, replaced a timber church built in 1853. The tower was extended in 1936 and the sacristy added in 1965. The Church Hall, designed by J B Denny in 1880/1, housed St Augustine's School, established in 1853. The Church has long been associated with many national groups especially through its Centre for seamen.

Date Opened: 00-00-1853
Date Closed: unknown


The St Augustine's Catholic Church, Melbourne is in the Parish of Melbourne Bourke St. and the Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is the second oldest Catholic Church in the city of Melbourne. The first St Augustine's church building was erected about 1853. The present building was erected about 1870 to cater for the overflow from the St Francis Catholic Church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 23/4/2021.
Last Updated: Tuesday 26th October, 2021