Eureka Centre - Home of the Eureka Flag

 

The Eureka Flag is housed on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade and is surrounded by the scenic Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens.
Formerly known as the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, the site is being re-imagined for the community and will remain open for visitors to view the iconic Eureka Flag.

There is also a cafe onsite offering snacks and lunches for visitors and the local community.

164th Anniversary of Eureka

To mark the 164th Anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion the City of Ballarat are hosting a number of events.

Eureka Centre Community Day

Sunday 2 December

To mark Eureka Sunday, the City of Ballarat is hosting a FREE community day on Sunday 2 December at the Eureka Centre to commemorate the 164th anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion.

The Eureka Centre will open from 10am – 5pm for a day of FREE activities.
Bring your picnic rug and enjoy quality food and beverage from local suppliers, children’s activities including 1850s lawn games, Eureka-themed scavenger hunt and gold panning by Sovereign Hill.
Listen to live music performances by local school groups and headline acts Leah Senior Trio and Neil Murray.

Eureka Commemoration Service

Monday 3 December

Mark the 164th anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion with a commemoration service at the Eureka Centre on Eureka Day, Monday 3 December.
The service will be held at 9am at the Eureka Circle on the corner of Rodier Street and Eureka Street within the Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens.

 

Community Events

A number of community events will also be held to mark the anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion.

St Paul’s Anglican Church
Humffray Street South, Bakery Hill

St Paul’s Anglican Church will presents two events that mark its place in the history of the struggle for equality that culminated in the Eureka Stockade.

On Sunday 11 November 2018 at 3pm the church presents its annual service commemorating the adoption of the Ballarat Reform League's Charter of Rights at the Monster Meeting held on 11th November, 1854 on Bakery Hill - since 1858, the site of St Paul's church. The service includes a Welcome to Country, reading of the Reform League Charter of Rights, music, poetry and guest speakers, followed by the raising of the Eureka Flag. Afternoon Tea will follow in the church.

On Monday 3 December at 3pm the church community will mark Eureka Day with a short church service and the raising of the Eureka Flag, followed by a commemorative walk from the church to the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park, followed by Afternoon Tea at the Eureka Centre.

stpaulsbakeryhill.org.au

Ballarat Cemeteries Eureka Remembrance Ceremony
Monday 3 December
11.30 am
Ballarat Old Cemetery, MacArthur Street

The ceremony is an annual event that recognises the happenings at Eureka in 1854.

The graves of the soldiers and miners who were killed at that battle are interred within the Ballarat Old Cemetery.

Both gravesites and their monuments are now recorded on the Register of the National Estate and Heritage listed in Victoria.

The ceremony commencing at the entrance gates consists redcoats and miners lead by the Mayor of Ballarat walk to the two memorial gravesites, with the naming of those who died at the battle. The ceremony will also include flag raising at each memorial.

www.ballaratcemeteries.com.au

Sovereign Hill
Monday 3 December

Samuel Lazarus kept a diary of his time in Ballarat in the 1850’s, which included witnessing the Eureka Stockade Rebellion. Join Samuel as he leads you on a guided tour of Sovereign Hill, while excerpts from his diary are enacted around you.

www.sovereignhill.com.au


Opening Times

Museum and Eureka Flag: Open 7 days a week 10am–5pm.
Cafe: Open 7 days a week from 10am to 3.30pm

Image credit: Tony Evans Photography

Prices

Ballarat locals FREE 
(Applies to postcodes 3350, 3351, 3352, 3355, 3356, 3357, 3358, 3363, 3364)

Adults $12pp
Children and students $8 pp
Concessions $8*
Five years and under FREE
Family pass $35 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
School Groups $8pp
Tours: 10 or more people $8pp or $5pp for seniors

Groups of 10 or more, and school groups require a booking. 
To make a booking, please call 03 5333 0333.

* Acceptable concession cards: Carer Card, Commonwealth Seniors Card, Victorian Seniors Card, Health Care Card, International Seniors Card, Overseas University Card, Pension Card, Student Card (Australian or International) and Veteran Affairs Card.

Note: Visitors with a Companion Card are entitled to free entry when accompanying their care recipient, on presentation of their card at entry.

 

Education Program

Delivered by professional educators, the education program offers primary and secondary students a wide selection of programs designed to engage students with the history of the Eureka Stockade.
Call 03 5333 0333 to make a booking.

 

Venue Hire

With a 114-seat theatre equipped with standard conferencing AV, sound and lighting equipment and meeting rooms for 15-40 people, the centre is available for conferences, meetings, special events, film projections, panel discussions, presentations and small performances.
Call 03 5333 0333 for enquiries and bookings.


Contact Info


Phone: 03 5333 0333
Email: eurekainfo@ballarat.vic.gov.au
Address: 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Note: Enter next to the Eureka Aquatic Centre
Parking: parking is located near the Eureka Aquatic Centre.

Image credit: Tony Evans Photography