Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd (DDACL)

The DDACL delivers a number of programs as part of our Communities for Children initiative.

The DDACL deliver gender-specific and culturally-tailored ‘Boys on the Bounce’ program. DDACL uses an empowerment model through facilitation by Aboriginal workers. 



DDACL was established by families in the local area who saw the need to provide support for the growing Koori community. The service has adapted over the years to meet the changing needs of local Aboriginal people. DDACL have first-hand knowledge of issues affecting the local Aboriginal community and take a flexible, culturally sensitive approach to all services. DDACL ensure all of their programs and service responses have a strong cultural component and strive to remain accessible to the community.

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Would you like to know more about becoming a Windermere partner?

Please call the Community Partnerships & Marketing Team on the main switch or email cpmteam@windermere.org.au.


My (Windermere) counsellor has been one of the most important supports I have had throughout this whole process. She is amazing. I now see things from a completely different perspective.

I am on the lookout now too - next time I am in a relationship, I will be able to recognise the signs of domestic violence and I won’t let myself get stuck in that sort of position again.”

Witness, Royal Commission into Family Violence - Melbourne