About us

We at Ballarat Community Health (BCH) work to promote health and wellbeing, and provide quality and affordable healthcare to our community. You can view our position statements here.


Our purpose

Health and wellbeing for all with a commitment to the most vulnerable.


Our leading principle

A driven desire to maximise impact and be sustainable.


We value

Respect, integrity, responsibility, optimism, courage and resilience.

We have six locations across Ballarat and the western region. Outreach services and clinics are also provided at a range of locations throughout the Central Highlands. The primary emphasis in all service delivery is health promotion and illness prevention. We strive for high quality, flexible and responsive service delivery and health promotion by constantly monitoring and evaluating our services.

BCH is a public company limited by guarantee, registered under the Corporations Act 2001 and complies with all relevant legislation including the Health Records Act 2001, Australian Privacy Principles and the Fair Work Act 2009. BCH is accredited through QIP and is pleased and proud to have achieved a further three-year accreditation for the services provided to our community. Our doctors clinics are accredited with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL).

Board Member Recruitment

We are currently seeking new Board members. If you would like to know more about how to get involved in BCH’s strategic direction and delivery, visit: https://bchc.org.au/board-application/


BCH Board and Executive team

The executive group is as follows:


Sean Duffy

Chief Executive Officer


Joanne Gell

Executive Manager Client Services

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Ellery Hickson

Executive Manager People & Culture


Danielle Walker

Executive Manager Corporate Services

The ten members of the Board of Directors are as follows:

Paul Ryan (Chair)

Stephen Bigarelli (Finance & Audit Committee Chair)

Jessie Harman (Corporate Governance Chair)

Megan May (Quality of Care Committee Chair)

Rebecca Fraser

Joanna Hambling

Robert Hook AM

Mathew Muldoon

Maria Palmer

David Pierce

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Call our Lucas, Sebastopol, Wendouree, Smythesdale and Victoria Street sites on (03) 5338 4500
and headspace on (03) 5304 4777.

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