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Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC)

106 Armstrong Street North
03 5331 5344
03 5331 1308

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC) is the Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCO) for the Ballarat and district area, covering four local government areas (LGAs). BADAC was established by members of the Ballarat and District Aboriginal community in 1979 and delivers health, social, welfare and community development programs to local Aboriginal people.

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.

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
  • Family Support
  • Aboriginal Led Family Decision Making
  • Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care
  • Cultural Planning
  • Integrated Family Services
  • Kinship Care
  • Stronger Families
  • Therapeutic Care
  • My Aged Care
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Allied Health
  • Diabetes Health
  • Social and Emotional Well Being
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Family Violence
  • Local Justice
  • Stolen Generation