Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC)

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) is an ACCO registered with Consumer Affairs Vic, with DGR 1, operating since 1979. BADAC offers culturally safe, holistic programs & services to the growing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander populations of Ballarat & four surrounding shires (Western Victoria). We are governed by an Aboriginal Board, led by a respected Aboriginal (female) CEO, have 200 dedicated staff, 40% of whom are Aboriginal. We are proud to be a Rainbow Tick organisation. Our 64 programs include Medical, mental health, family services & DFV. 100% of BADAC programs have a DFV component. Our DFV-specialist programs include perpetrator men's case management; counselling for victim-survivors and primary prevention.

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What are we doing?

Burron Guli "Boy to Man"

Burron Guli is a school visiting, primary prevention DFV program which engages primary school aged Aboriginal boys with Aboriginal culture, and supports them to explore ideas about respectful relationships, gender stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours to girls and women, peer pressure and other factors which can lead to DFV. Each Burron Guli program runs over a term and the worker runs 4 programs per year. Guest speakers are part of the program, with our Aboriginal male nurse and an Aboriginal female police officer presenting, plus Elders sharing culture and yarning.
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What are our impact areas?

Justice & safety

Other areas of focus

What are our other impact areas?

Domestic & family violence

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