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About Us

Brisbane Catholic Education is a learning community of all involved in diocesan Catholic schools and the staff of the Brisbane Catholic Education Centre. With over 130 schools, Brisbane Catholic Education is founded on Christ and our schools are at the service of our students, The Church and society, and aim to provide quality teaching and learning outcomes for Prep to Year 12 students.

BCE schools are shaping lives, nurturing individuals and encouraging each student to realise their full potential. Through its partnerships with parents, governments and the community, it is providing social responsibility, self-discipline and Christian values for all its students and nurtures and supports the community in their faith journey.

The Archdiocese of Brisbane covers a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland spanning metropolitan Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, west through Ipswich and the Lockyer and Brisbane valleys and through the South Burnett district and north to Childers.

Brisbane Catholic Education operates as the executive arm of the Catholic Education Council in the implementation of policies and under the authority of the Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education to whom the Archbishop of Brisbane delegates authority for the administration and management of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.


Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Education Council

The Catholic Education Council is responsible for providing advice to the Archbishop in the exercise of his leadership, teaching and governance responsibilities in the area of Catholic schools.

The role of the Catholic Education Council is to discern, tender advice and recommend broad educational policies and strategic priorities to the Archbishop, and monitor policy implementation. In undertaking this role the Council will strive to be pastoral in outlook, developmental in approach, and seek to initiate, encourage, support, promote and coordinate Archdiocesan educational activities.
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Our Vision

As a community of faith, Brisbane Catholic Education inspires students with a love of learning and a heart of hope, empowering them to shape and enrich our world.



Brisbane Catholic Education provides services, programs and resources for young Catholics in schools and other settings within the Archdiocese.

Services and programs are also provided to adults, parishes and groups to promote the goals of the Vision for Education.

BCE through the staff of the Brisbane Catholic Education Centre has five main areas of responsibility:

  • catechetics
  • education
  • administration and management
  • leadership
  • accountability


Role of administration staff

The role of staff of the Brisbane Catholic Education Office is to serve and support Catholic parishes and schools in their provision of educational services to the people of the Archdiocese.


Brisbane Catholic Education Office

243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102

GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia

Phone: (07) 3033 7000

Fax: (07) 3844 5101