BADAC exists to achieve self-determination for the Aboriginal community, enabling stronger families by ensuring equal opportunities in health, housing, education, employment and justice

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.

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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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