Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative Limited is a community controlled not-for-profit organisation with proud history that is dated back to 1972. At this time the East Gippsland Aboriginal Women’s Group was formed, consisting of approximately 67 proud, strong and resilient women and men in response to the poor health and housing outcomes experienced by Aboriginal families across the region.
In 1975 the Women’s Group became incorporated as East Gippsland Aboriginal Medical Services Co-operative Limited (a Community Advancement Society). Significantly in 1978, the Co-operative registered a name change to Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative Limited (GEGAC) as it is known today.
Today, GEGAC is located across a number of sites in Bairnsdale and Morwell, with the main office situated at 37-53 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale.
In response to Community need GEGAC offers a full range of holistic services for Aboriginal people that includes but is not limited to medical, housing, community wellbeing, family support, education, employment and most importantly a place of cultural connection and representation for all Aboriginal people.
GEGAC would like to acknowledge that we would not exist if not for the founding members who showed courage and leadership to stand up and act for all Aboriginal people in Gippsland and East Gippsland. Fighting for equality, recognition and respect to improve the quality of life for all Aboriginal people.