Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BDAC) has been providing services and support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Dja Dja Wurrung for more than 15 years.
BDAC is a proud Aboriginal community-controlled organisation, governed by a seven-member board elected by members. It has more than 50 staff – 80 per cent of whom identify as Aboriginal – working across three locations in Bendigo, including the Forest Street medical clinic.
We deliver programs across the core areas of health, education, employment, culture, family and community.
BDAC is focused on achieving positive outcomes for and with our community, and leads the way in delivering a range of community development and capacity building projects.
Empowering generations belonging to strong families, culture and community.
BDAC embraces the following four core values, which drive our work and underpin everything we do:
- Collaboration and teamwork
Launched in 2015, our logo illustrates the three key elements of our vision statement – family, culture and community.
The tree represents family, connectedness and growing together. The figures – a male and female elder, adult man, woman expecting a baby, and a male and female child – stand for our community. The earthy colours reflect our culture – orange represents the land, and yellow represents the sun.