The Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) was established by members of the Ballarat and District Aboriginal community in 1979.
BADAC delivers 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:
- Early Childhood Services
- Koorie Youth Justice
- Koorie Family Services
- Aboriginal Led Family Decision Making
- Cultural Plans
- Integrated Family Services
- Kinship Care
- Stronger Families
- Therapeutic Care
- My Aged Care
- Allied Health
- Diabetes Health
- Social and Emotional Well Being
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Local Justice
- Stolen Generation
BADAC is the Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCO) for the Ballarat and district area, covering 4 local government areas (LGAs).
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.