Welcome to the Catholic Development Fund of Maitland-Newcastle


The Catholic Development Fund (CDF) has operated in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle for more than 50 years. The CDF assists with the management of the finances for the diocese (agencies, parishes, schools etc) and also offers members a range of investment and savings products.


The Fund's main aim is to assist the Church achieve its pastoral mission. Members' funds are used to enable diocesan and parish projects to be completed at low costs - in other words our parishes, schools and diocesan groups do not have to borrow money commercially. More importantly, however, all the CDF's surplus is used to help the diocese – an investment with the Fund, therefore, can indeed be seen as an ethical one.


The security of your investment is our highest priority – all funds being guaranteed by the trustees and the total assets of the diocese.


About the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Bishop William Wright is the pastoral leader of approximately 150,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The territory in the diocese extends from Lake Macquarie to Taree and as far inland as Merriwa and Murrurundi. The diocese provides pastoral, health care, social welfare and educational services for the community in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter, Upper Hunter and Manning areas. 



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You may notice some changes the next time you logon to our CDF Online system.


Our online system has recently been updated with some new features and an improved layout. If you are having difficulties or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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