The Eureka Centre is located at the historic site of 1854 Eureka Stockade rebellion and is home to one of Australia’s most revered cultural artefacts – the Eureka Flag.
The Eureka Centre
Find us at 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Enter next to the Eureka Aquatic Centre
The Eureka Centre explores the cultural impact of the gold rush and tells the stories of the men and women who risked their lives in the fight for miners’ rights.
Located at the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade, the Eureka Centre is home to one of Australia’s most iconic cultural objects – the Eureka Flag (The Flag of the Southern Cross).
The centre is surrounded by the scenic Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens. It is a perfect place to grab a coffee, enjoy the wonderful park surrounds and learn more about the Eureka story.
- Entry: Adult $6, Concession $4, Family Pass $18
- Ballarat residents free on provision of photo ID
- Guided tours (10 or more people) and school groups by arrangement
Open daily 10am to 5pm
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Café hours 10.00am – 3.30pm daily
The Eureka Centre provides teachers and students with tools and experiences to deepen their understanding of the Eureka Stockade and the profound political reforms that followed.
Led by professional educators, these programs give students and teachers the opportunity to view the original Eureka Flag and explore the interactive Eureka Stockade exhibition.
The Eureka Education program is funded through the Department of Education and Training (DET) Strategic Partnership Program
For more information, see the Eureka Centre Education Flyer.
2030: A Vision for Eureka Centre
2030: A Vision for the Eureka Centre
The story of the Eureka rebellion is at once a profound and compelling Australian and global story. It is a touchpoint in Australia’s history, designated as a place in time where the foundations of Australian democracy were laid. Eureka is seen as the embodiment of hope and struggle in the face of adversity and has become a beacon for equality, unity and the right to a fair go, which now lies at the heart of the Australian spirit and identity.
Eureka’s broad appeal to different sets of values, aspirations and ideals has ensured it continues to endure and resonate even after several generations. Eureka’s deep resonance in the Australian imagination underpins ‘2030: A Vision for the Eureka Centre’. The 2030 Vision imagines a successful and financially sustainable future for the Eureka Centre as a leading national cultural institution and much-loved visitor attraction. It provides an aspirational pathway for the Eureka Centre that is focused and ambitious, while remaining practical and realistic. It is future-focused and concerned with the Eureka Centre’s growth in financial sustainability, reputation and reach. It acknowledges that building the Eureka Centre’s reputation is critical in both attracting visitation in a competitive cultural tourism marketplace and securing future support in a dynamic and competitive fiscal and funding environment.
The Eureka Centre 2030 Vision will inform strategic and business planning over the coming decade. Developed collaboratively and informed by the diverse expertise of the Eureka Centre Community Advisory Committee members, the 2030 Vision is an overarching, guiding document focused on establishing the Eureka Centre as a viable museum, visitor attraction and hub for community activities.