WAAC (pronounced like ‘whack’) is a non-profit organisation with a vision for a world of positive healthy people in inclusive, connected communities. Established in 1985, WAAC’s purpose is to optimise the health and wellbeing of all, through reducing the impact of stigma and discrimination, improving access to health services and information and reducing transmission of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs).
Boldly standing up for what is right
Inclusion without Exclusion
Welcoming and supporting everyone
Creative and Innovative
Really listening to community, striving to improve
WAAC strategic direction
WAAC provides a broad range of sexual health and support services, including counselling and support for people living with HIV, testing and sexual health services for LGBTQIA+ people, peer mentoring, education and training, social support for LGBTQIA+ young people, harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, resources and much more.
WAAC is committed to recognising the role of carers in the community and providing a way of involving them in delivering services that affect them and their caring role. WAAC acknowledges and is governed by the Western Australian Carers Recognition Act 2004 and the related Western Australian Carers Charter.
WAAC’s strategic plan on a page defines our direction for the next three years.