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.

Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney, NSW

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.

Contact Information

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



Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide, SA

The Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide is located at Kensington, on the historical site of the first Mother House of the Sisters of St Joseph, established by Mary MacKillop in 1872. The Centre includes:

  • St Joseph's Chapel
  • Mary MacKillop Exhibition Centre
  • Bethany Centre

Contact Information

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

Bookings: 08 8130 5900
Enquiries: 08 8130 5900


Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, SA

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


The Mary MacKillop Centre, Perth, WA

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


Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne, VIC

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


Mission and History Centre, Hobart, TAS

The Centre was established in 2010 in the Tasmanian Josephites’ former Mother House, Sacred Heart Convent at New Town.

Contact Information

67 Clare Street, New Town.
P.O. Box 38, New Town, Tasmania, 7008

Phone: 03 6228 1628