Welcome to BDAC

FlagBendigo 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.


Our Vision and Values

BDAC embraces the following four core values, which drive our work and underpin everything we do:



“Empowered generations belonging to strong families, culture and community”


We are committed to lead as an individual, team and organisation in order to achieve positive health and wellbeing outcomes for our community.


We will be accountable and remain transparent in the delivery of our service to clients, visitors and staff.


We treat one another with honesty, integrity, respect and value everyone’s opinion and feedback.


We strive for excellence in our programs and services so that we can support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for our community.

Our logo

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.