There where you are, you will find God

Mary MacKillop 1871

Nestled in the leafy grounds of St Joseph's Convent, Mary MacKillop Centre, South Perth offers retreat and reflection days for groups of school children preparing to receive the sacraments and for people of all ages wanting to reflect on and learn more about St Mary of the Cross, our Australian Saint.

What’s On

2021 WA Spirituality Brochure

“Let go into Love”, the 2021 WA Spirituality Brochure is now available

“… we are being invited into a new future. 

It is time to let go of everything we are clinging to because whatever we possess divides us. 

‘Love alone can bring us to the threshold of a universe,’ Teilhard said.

 “It is time to let go into love.”

Ilia Delio OS, Global Sisters Today

Download the brochure below.

Daily Faith

Discussion, personal reflection and group sharing of what Jesus’ love asks of us.

  • Theme:  ‘Joseph’
  • When:  11.00am – 1.00pm Thursday 11 March 2021
  • Next sessions (please check before attending *):  8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November
  • Venue: Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth
  • Facilitators: Wendy Lailey rsj, Tina Khan
  • RSVP: Tuesday 9 February
  • Enquiries and bookings: Laura McCarthy, 9334 0999;
  • Cost: Donation
  • * All Covid Protocols apply:  Do not come in unwell | Registration | Social distancing | Sanitizing



  • When:  21 March |  7pm – 8pm  |  Chapel doors open at 6.30pm
  • Venue: St Joseph’s Chapel, 16 York St, South Perth
  • Invite:  Your friends and pray in a relaxing, meditative way
  • Bring:  A torch and a friend!  All welcome!
  • Enquiries:  Sr Maree Riddler rsj  |  |  0414 683 926
  • Save the dates:  16 May | 20 June | 15 Aug | 19 Sept | 17 Oct | 21 Nov
The Sydney Store

The Sydney Online Store has information and many keepsakes relating to Mary MacKillop’s life and writings including books about Mary’s life, bookmarks, candles, medals, magnets, keyrings, CDs, postcards, posters, rosaries, prayer cards, and much more.

COVID-19 Update

Mary MacKillop Centre, South Perth is currently closed.
Please call (08) 9334 0999 for further information/updates.

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Support our Work

You are invited to donate to the ongoing works of the Sisters of Saint Joseph including this centre. Your contribution will help to support our facilities and programs that do not receive other funding.

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16 York Street, South Perth, WA, 6151


Contact Us

The Centre has ample street parking. It is also conveniently situated close to a main bus route from the city. Bus route 34 from the Bus station or William Street in the city to the bus stop near the corner of King Edward and York Street, South Perth.

Contact Form

phone (08) 9334 0999
mail PO Box 593 South Perth WA. 6951

From humble beginnings.

The Sisters of Saint Joseph were founded by Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods in Penola, South Australia in 1866.