Your donation will create positive change for Aboriginal people.
BADAC is a registered charity and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
About our community:
During the tragic Stolen Generations, Aboriginal children were removed from all over Victoria, Tas, SA, WA, NSW, QLD and NT, and placed in five Ballarat orphanages. Our diverse community, many of whom are impacted by trans-generational trauma, includes Traditional Owners Waddawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung, and people from many different Aboriginal nations and Country.
Together, they created and grew BADAC, which exists to support Aboriginal people towards health and self-determination. BADAC is proud to value diversity and is Rainbow Tick accredited.
Elders Independent Living Village:
Support Aboriginal Elders to age with dignity
Many of our Stolen Generation Elders dread returning to an institution as they age. Our Elders have spent a lifetime contributing to their community. Many have won awards, including Order of Australia, Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll and more.
BADAC has secured Victorian government funding to build an Elders Independent Living Village on a large block in a quiet street in Ballarat’s CBD. Our community worked with us to create the designs.
Your donation, no matter how small, will fund operational costs to enable our Elders to age with dignity and support in a culturally vibrant, culturally safe Independent Living Village
Aboriginal Youth Programs
Many people don’t realise that The Gap exists in the Ballarat region too. Aboriginal children and youth experience higher rates of family violence, housing insecurity, poverty, poor health and early school leaving.
Help us continue our Aboriginal youth programs, which include our popular junior and senior youth groups, cultural camps, leadership and respect programs, homework club, yarning circle and mental health service. We are urgently seeking funding to run Aboriginal dance workshops—even a small donation will help.
BADAC offers more than 64 culturally safe programs, services and events, including medical clinic, mental health, family violence, cultural & therapeutic, family programs, art & craft, kinder & early years—check out our website!
You may specify which program you wish your donation to support, or give to BADAC’s programs and we will allocate your donation. Current projects include creating a music room so Elders can record songs written about their experiences, and an Aboriginal Art Gallery.