Ballarat Legacy Club Inc was founded in 1926, the third Legacy Club in Australia. Originally caring for the needs of children of deceased soldiers in the Ballarat district, this was later extended to include widows.
The Club now covers an area bordered by Bacchus Marsh in the East to St Arnaud in the West; Daylesford to the North and Meredith to the South.
Identifying a need for companionship, in 1961 Ballarat Legacy Club founded the first Laurel Club for the widows.
Today Ballarat Legacy Inc maintains a membership of approximately 90 Legatees and assists almost 500 widows and dependents.
Services we provide
Holidays and camps
Legacy holds annual recreational camps and holidays as a fundamental way of creating friendships and bonds.
From monthly morning teas to group social outings and annual celebrations, Legacy provides a regular means of social inclusion for those we support.
Aged Care or in home care support
Legacy’s support for families and individuals ensures that all those we care for have a happy home life. This extends from help with house maintenance through to regular visits and phone calls.
Community Visitors and Legatees
Legacy is a voluntary organisation founded on personal service. Throughout Australia, thousands of dedicated volunteers and members regularly visit or call those we support, ensuring they always have someone to lean on.
94 years of service
Founded in 1926, we have supported
our community for almost a century.
Support for students
We support primary, secondary and tertiary
students as well as holding annual camps and holidays.
Widows Laurel Clubs
The original friendship group was
founded in Ballarat in 1961 and still runs today.
Become part of a proud tradition
Being a Legatee is the most rewarding endeavour of my life. It makes me proud of my country when I see the enthusiasm and compassion volunteers bring to their roles as Legatees. I also see just how much enjoyment and fulfilment they get out of it.