BADAC exists to achieve self-determination for the Aboriginal community, enabling stronger families by ensuring equal opportunities in health, housing, education, employment and justice
Proudly Supporting our
Ballarat Community
since 1979
Bulk Billing General Practice

The Ballarat and District

Aboriginal Co-operative

The Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) was established by members of the Ballarat and district Aboriginal community in 1979. In 1996 BADAC became a co-operative to deliver health, social, welfare and community development programs to local Aboriginal people.


Since 1979, the organisation has grown considerably and now delivers a wide range of services, underpinned by its adaption of the Social Inclusion principles, which incorporate the following programs:

  • Active Lifestyle
  • Administration
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Koori Children Support
  • Koori Family Services

BADAC is the Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCHO) for the Ballarat and district area, covering 4 local government areas (LGAs). Our services are open to all members of the public, with priority given to our members.

BADAC is focused on prevention and early intervention, always with a client-centred approach, to ensure that our clients are personally engaging in the development and nurturing of their own futures.

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative

5 Market St BALLARAT VIC 3350
PO Box 643 BALLARAT VIC 3353
T 03 5331 5344
F 03 5333 1637

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