We respectfully acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of this country and especially acknowledge the traditional owners on whose lands we live and work throughout the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.
We also acknowledge Elders, past and present and pay tribute to those who have contributed to the social, economic, cultural, political and spiritual life of our community.
This acknowledgement affirms our commitment to social justice and the importance of healing and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
The boundaries of the Archdiocese of Brisbane begin in the south at the Queensland/New South Wales border and run north for about 350 kilometres along the east coast of Queensland to Gin Gin, north of Maryborough, through a landscape that includes the sun-drenched beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Reaching from 100-300 kilometres west to Eidsvold and Gatton, the Archdiocese meets the Auburn Range and follows the Great Divide to the Blackbutt Range. From there it runs in a straight line to the junction of the Lockyer and Ma Ma Creeks, to the McPherson Range and to the Queensland/New South Wales Border – a land area of 77,000 square kilometres.
Across its 77,000 square kilometres, the Archdiocese of Brisbane encompasses the following: