Next Event: Sunday 27 April 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #2 - Petticoat Gully

Welcome to Eureka!

Eureka Orienteers Run and Ride the Country!

Eureka Orienteers is a Ballarat-based recreation and sports club, responsible for the organisation and promotion of orienteering in central Western Victoria. Orienteering is a family of outdoor sports that involves navigating with a map around a set course, defined by a sequence of control points, in a timed race against the clock.

Orienteering is unique in that everyone involved at an event can participate or compete on exactly the same maps and terrain. From rank beginners, to world-class elite athletes, to family groups, and nature-loving bushwalkers. Participant ages typically range from under 5, through to 95 plus, and events cater for all ages and levels of fitness, maturity and experience. Orienteering develops skills in navigation, self-confidence, self-reliance and environmental appreciation, which are all great life skills to develop.

This website is here to provide information for members and visitors alike. Those new to the sport should start by reading the Eureka Newcomers page.

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  • [EurekaO] Eureka Orienteers – 2024 February News
    Hi everyone Gavin Jamieson, father of Ian and Sally and husband of our beloved Jenni, passed away this week. I have no details at this point other than the note in the FoCC newsletter yesterday. On the positive side Gary’s Summer P&S series has been gathering participation with his enthusiasm for orienteering bubbling over at each of the 3 events so far. ...
  • [EurekaO] December 2023 – Eureka Orienteers Report
    Hi all Just a few dot points to keep you up to date with what is happening with EU over summer (whenever that comes!)  MapRun is up and running/walking thanks to Gary – tonight is “Ballarat City” – check Eventor for the start/finish. The Australian Junior junior training camp is on until Wed in Beechworth area – Gary is attending and picking up ...
  • [EurekaO] Fwd: Mark Bevelander
    Sad news for Eureka o this last day of 2023. Former member and past Secretary  Mark Bevelander has passed away. I will let you know further arrangements as soon as they come to hand. Blake Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: U3ABallarat Hikers <;Date: 31 December 2023 at 12:17:56 pm AEDTTo: U3ABallarat Hikers <;Subject: Mark Bevelander I am writing to all of you ...
  • [EurekaO] MapRun Workshop
    Hi everyone,   Gary has started organising some “MapRun Mondays” events, using the existing library of MapRun events we set up during CoVID lockdown time.   It would be good to set up a few more MapRun events, so we’ve got some variety and some new areas to explore.   I’d therefore like to run a 2- to 3-hour workshop, probably at ELC either one evening, ...
  • [EurekaO] Monday MapRun Nights
    Hello All Tonight is Ballarat Monday MapRun #2 – Don Lead. Today it will be parking and starting from Urquhart Street, next to the Western Oval. There are lots of little streets that go in behind houses and often look just like a driveway making you have to check for the street again. It is always interesting ...
  • [EurekaO] Eureka Orienteers News – late November 2023
    Hi everyone The 2023 year is rapidly winding down with today’s Vic Sprint Championships done and ‘dusted’ (or did they get some of the welcome rain!). Well done to the “fab five” who made the trip – with podium placings to Chris Norwood (1st, M65A) and Aislinn Prendergast (3rd W21A) and a Mad Dash 1st for Judy Prendergast! Looking back over the ...

Coming Events

Sunday 27 April 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #2 - Petticoat Gully

Sunday 19 May 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #3 - Tipperary Springs

Sunday 15 June 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #4 - Enfield

Sunday 30 June 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #5 - Mt Beckworth

Sunday 13 July 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #6 - Woowookarung

Latest Photos

2023 Vic Relays: Judi Herkes tags Helen Alexander, running into 8th overall on Course 3 for Bayside Kangaroos.

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3 months ago

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Congrats Peta Whitford! to Peta Whitford awarded the 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮 (𝗢𝗔𝗠) in the Australia Day 2024 Honours List for service to orienteering, and to the community of Steels Creek.Peta's contributions to orienteering span over 27 years with over 40 years in the sport. With representing Australia, and travelling as a coach to assist these teams as well. Combined with her role as National coaching director she assisted in the development of the coaching structure we have today. In 1976 Peta worked to hold the first ever Australian Schools Orienteering championships. Which then grew the State Championships. She also established the first schools MTBO Championships, which grew in numbers significantly within a few years. Peta was also involved with the development of the juniors as coach of manager of the Victorian Schools Team. As well as establishing the Southern Cross Challenge in which the New Zealand schools team are invited to compete against the Australian Schools teams. Peta retired after 27 years of dedicated work for Orienteering Victoria in 2018.Congratulations Peta on a incredible award. ... See MoreSee Less
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Orienteering Victoria

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Eureka Orienteers is proudly affiliated with Orienteering Victoria.

Eastwood Leisure Complex

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Eureka Orienteers thanks the Eastwood Leisure Complex for their support with the club's equipment store, and the use of their facilities for meetings and social events.


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Eureka Orienteers has reached Level 3 accreditation as part of the Good Sports program. Good Sports works with clubs to help them provide safe and healthy environments for families to play sport.

Acknowledgement of Country

Eureka Orienteers acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Further information can be found on the Country page.