St Anthony’s parish officially opened in 1965. With Fr Joe Weaver as parish priest, local families began connecting to create a strong Catholic faith community. Today, Fr Robert (Bob) Hayes is the current parish priest, and is excited to be a part of a distinctive 21st century College. St Anthony of Padua Catholic College Austral opened in 2017 with enrolments of 42 children in Kindergarten. Since then, there have been further enrolments with a goal to cater for students from preschool through to Year 12.