Mary MacKillop Precinct

Mary MacKillop Precinct is located at Kensington, on the historical site established by Mary MacKillop in 1872. Here she lived, prayed and worked until 1883.

MacKillop Precinct is a welcoming place for all people of all backgrounds. It comprises: St Joseph’s Chapel – where Mary prayed so often, Mary MacKillop Museum – offering an interactive, ‘hands-on’ experience, and Bethany Centre – hosting a range of spirituality and personal development programmes and is also available for hire.

The local Mary MacKillop Walk begins and ends at Mary MacKillop Precinct.

Mary’s legacy lives on here!

Hours of Operation

Mary MacKillop Museum

  • A place and a story to touch your heart!  Click here for a virtual tour to whet your appetite for more!
  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Closed: Mondays

St Joseph’s Chapel

  • Temporarily closed to the public on account of Covid-19.
  • Weddings by appointment

Bethany Centre

  • Spirituality/Personal Development Programmes – open to all!  Click here for 2021 Events booklet.  Bookings essential.
  • Hire bookings enquiries: Phone: 08 8130 5900,  or email:

Mary MacKillop Walk

  • Free self-guided booklets available from either  Mary MacKillop Museum, 19 Phillips Street, Kensington or  Norwood Town Hall, The Parade, Norwood OR or download the app to your smartphone.
  • Guided tours:  1st Sunday and 1st Wednesday of every month, except January.  Bookings essential:  by 4.00p.m. the day before the scheduled walk.  Phone Mary MacKillop Museum: 08 8130 5910, or email

Spiritual Direction

By appointment.  For enquiries: Phone: 08 8130 5900,  or email: