• BLPCP Team

New community centre supports indigenous families

By Baydon Widdicombe, Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative

Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative (BDAC) officially opened its new Health and Community Centre in North Bendigo in March 2017, with Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters in attendance.

BDAC provides a range of Health and Wellbeing, and Family Services programs to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Dja Dja Wurrung Region.

BDAC has a bulk billing Medical Clinic available to the community that includes visiting allied health services.

Family and Community services provide several different programs including:

  • Family Services- General Family support including goal planning.

  • Aboriginal Child First- Support for Aboriginal Children in care.

  • Family Violence Support- Support for families that may experience Family Violence.

  • Bringing Them Home (Stolen Generations) Program- Supports Aboriginal people to find their family history.

  • Youth Group- Youth activities on a weekly basis including cultural camps.

  • Children Programs- Cultural programs for younger children.

  • Justice Services- Support and Advocacy for justice needs.

  • Koori Pre-School Assistant- Visits kinders to teach about culture.

BDAC employs more than 70 staff and has the highest employment rate of Aboriginal people in the Bendigo region.

If you would like to know more about BDAC including community events and employment opportunities, please phone Reception on (03) 5442 4947. Alternatively you can visit our website or find us on facebook.

The BDAC Health and Community Centre is located at 119 Prouses Road, North Bendigo. View map.

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Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership operates on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung 

and Barapa Barapa people and recognises them as the traditional owners. We pay our respects to leaders and elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all 

Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung  and Barapa Barapa people.  

We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing. 

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 (03) 4444 2414