The Ballarat African association (BAA) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious, and charitable membership organisation led by a Committee of Management (“Executive Team”).
The BAA was formed in 2006 with Wilbert Mapombere as president and has continued to grow over the years with a group of 500 to 600 people joining us from the Ballarat community.
To Support and Uplift Africans and African Families in Ballarat; to Promote Issues pertaining to social and cultural connectedness within our community; and actively seek solutions to challenges faced by members of our community.
There are approximately 600 Africans living in Ballarat, but only 198 indicated their sub-ancestry as shown below. This is largely consistent with the country-wide self-identification challenges with African Australians. The Ballarat African Association is poised to improve the statistics for our members.