Welcome to South Yarra Catholic Parish, a community of ordinary people from very diverse cultural and national backgrounds, doing their best to create a parish community that reaches out with Good News to our society and hoping to make all feel welcomed and valued.

Our two churches, St. Joseph’s and St. Thomas Aquinas, and our other parish buildings, stand on land that was once part of the very large region occupied for thousands of years by the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.

In the years after the establishment of our parish in 1887, many waves of new migrants settled in South Yarra and made our churches their spiritual home.

Since 1976, members of the Augustinian Order have served in our parish, living the Gospel with inspiration from the spiritual tradition of St. Augustine, and working to create a parish community that especially serves Christ in his needy sisters and brothers, “One in mind and heart on the way to God”.


Important events coming up

St Joseph’s church

Sat 13 October- YAM Retreat – 9am to 5pm- Carmelite Monastery, Kew

YAM Retreat Poster-Oct 2018

Sat 20 October- Parish COMEDY NIGHT – From 7pm in Parish Hall, tickets on sale on

Comedy Night poster

Sat 3 November – Fundraising Evening – Fun, music, dancing and games to raise money for the new Augustinian Mission in Vietnam- In the Parish Hall, tickets on sale

Sun 25 November- Parish Family BBQ- Great food and fun for all! After 10.30am mass, in the Parish Hall and Garden, tickets on sale in November

Mon 26 November- SJOS film night

St Thomas Aquinas church





Parish Policy on Child Safety

South Yarra Catholic Parish has adopted the full policies of the Archdiocese of Melbourne (CAM) in relation to Child Safety.

To view the full Statement of Commitment, please click on the link below.

CAM Statement of Commitment