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

Bookings can be made by contacting the Parish Centre.

Sunday 26 November 2017: Annual Parish BBQ and FAIR


This year we are having a silent auction. Please contact the Parish Centre if you wish to buy one of the items listed below.

Flyer-for-website-silent-auctionWe will also have a Tupperware stall at our BBQ and Fair this year, to start shopping, please log in to this link and register your details, a percentage of the sale go towards supporting South Yarra Parish Pastoral Programs, All pre-orders will get a free gift.


This is the Spring/Summer 2017 catalogue:


This is the November specials:


This is for the Christmas specials: