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.

Latest News

The construction of our new medical clinic is officially underway.

The new building will be located on Armstrong Street Nth, next door to the main BADAC building and is due to be completed in November/December 2018.

BADAC has grown to become a leading health provider in the Ballarat and District Area. It is a hub for Aboriginal health research and culturally sensitive holistic care. BADAC sees the opportunity to expand our Health and Medical clinic to include essential health services, as we currently do not have enough space to offer these services from our main building. BADAC has strong goals to become a District Health support Hub for Aboriginal patients from across the entire Western District, allowing clients to access local health services without the need for patients to travel through to Melbourne.

This project will see a new dedicated stand-alone medical clinic and District Health Hub, with the goal of accommodating additional medical/health and community services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, located within the greater western region.

Our exciting project may cause significant disruption to our community members parking area, and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.




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:

  • Administration
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Koorie Children Support
  • Koorie 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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