St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral is considered a major Australian work in the Gothic Revival style.


Stage one of the restoration is now complete. This involved an upgrade of the roof at the northern end of the Cathedral, renovation of the loft gallery and restoration and installation of the 1927 Casavant Frères Pipe organ. Consisting of just under 3500 pipes and weighing 16 tonnes, the pipe organ was installed in the refurbished loft of the Cathedral with locally-made timber casework enhancing the historic interior of the building. The instrument has been described as “exceptional” with a sound never before heard in Australia.

Ongoing support will allow the continuation of the vital restoration work of the interior of the church and completion of the roof upgrade.



Call to action section

St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral Conservation Appeal

Please help the restoration work of the interior of the church, including upgrading the church’s organ.

To donate please click here