Opening Hours and Entry
Eureka Centre has reopened and to keep everyone safe we are doing things a little differently.
We are offering pre-booked, timed sessions for the Eureka Centre and Ballarat Research Hub at Eureka.
Click here to pre-book your visit
When making your booking, please choose your preferred service and select a date and time:
Eureka Centre museum and flag (Open Thursday to Monday)
Ballarat Research Hub at Eureka (Australiana Collection) (Open Monday to Thursday)
Ballarat Archives Centre (Public Record Office Victoria) (Open Monday to Thursday)
Conditions of entry and limited numbers apply to ensure a covid-safe experience:
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Entry will be free during the current period of restricted entry.
Entry: Adult $6, Children $4, Concession $4, Family Pass $18
City of Ballarat residents free on provision of photo ID
Guided tours (10 or more people) and school groups by arrangement
For Education program information and bookings, please refer to this link
Entry to the café, gift shop and Ballarat Research Hub at Eureka is free
Ramps are throughout the building to ensure easy access to all areas of the Eureka Centre.
Toilets with wheelchair access and infant change table are available.
The Stawell Street South side of the building is recommended for people requiring accessible parking. There are three accessible car parking spots near the main entrance.
Eureka Centre is located at 102 Stawell Street South, Eureka (Ballarat).
Car parking is available at the Stawell Street side of the building, close to the main entrance. Two accessible car parking spots are is available in this car park, close to the main entrance.
There is additional limited car parking at the rear of the building (near the corner of Eureka and Rodier Streets). Please note, this car park is not close to the main entrance and requires walking along unsealed paths.
Take the 110km journey along the Western Freeway. Ballarat is just an hour and 15 minutes west of Melbourne.
Driving times from popular destinations
Melbourne to Ballarat
1 hours and 15 minutes
Adelaide to Ballarat
7 hours and 15 minutes
Warrnambool to Ballarat
2 hours and 21 minutes
Geelong to Ballarat
1 hour and 16b minutes
Mildura to Ballarat
5hrs and 21 minutes
FROM BALLARAT RAILWAY STATION
Take the number 15 bus from the Ballarat Railway Station to the Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens / Eureka Centre
Direct from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, hop on the V/Line train and arrive in less than 90 minutes at the historic Ballarat Railway Station in the centre of town.
Via the airport
The road trip from Tullamarine or Avalon airports to Ballarat takes about one hour. Transport options direct from the airport include hiring a car or booking the Airport Shuttlebus from Tullamarine
The Eureka Centre Café overlooks the grounds of the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park. With a focus on simple local fare, the café is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Try our delicious pressed sandwiches filled with local produce or enjoy morning or afternoon tea with cake with coffee and or a pot of loose-leaf tea or herbal blends by The Cottage Herbalist. Gluten free options are available.
Café hours: 10am to 3.30pm daily.
The cafe is currently closed
Our shop has many wonderful things to explore. We have an impressive selection of books about history to help you continue your exploration of Eureka and Australian colonial history more broadly. Our wide range of Eureka-themed products such as t-shirts, kitchenware and giftware offer something for everyone. We are especially proud to showcase the talents of our local creative community.
The shop is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Entry to the shop is free.
The shop is currently closed