In May 1971 the Bishops of Western Australia brought together Catholic schools across their four Dioceses (Perth, Broome, Geraldton and Bunbury) into one state-wide system with the establishment of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.
The decision of the Bishops and heads of religious congregrations in 1971 to establish a Catholic Education Commission in Western Australia was a significant event.
The Bishops serving at the time were:
Archbishop Launcelot John Goody, Archbishop of Perth
Bishop Peter Quinn, Auxiliary Bishop of Perth
Bishop John Jobst S.A.C, Bishop of Broome
Bishop Miles McKeon, Bishop of Bunbury
Bishop Francis Xavier Thomas, Bishop of Geraldton