Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) is the Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCO) for the Ballarat and district area. BADAC delivers health, social, welfare and community development programs to local Aboriginal people and 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 is Victoria’s third largest city, located just over an hour by road or rail west of Melbourne, with a population of around 115,0000 people. It has a rich and prosperous heritage thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851. The city retains much of its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings, fountains, and tourist attractions which celebrate the city’s history.
Step back in time to Ballarat’s gold mining days at Sovereign Hill which is a recreated gold township of the 1850s where you can experience life in that era. The Eureka Centre is situated close to the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade Rebellion where miners and officials engaged in a bloody battle over miner’s rights.