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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] Last Vic MTBO of 2023 season at LINTON- entry closes this Sunday (tomorrow)
    Hi all  Just a reminder that the 7th event in the 2023 Vic MTBO series will be staged at Linton NEXT Sunday 12th November. But entry closes on THIS SUNDAY 5th November so you need to make your plans to be there NOW.  Blake will bring the Eureka SIAC sticks to Linton if you need SIAC. The controls are not compatible with ...
  • [EurekaO] Fwd: WWCC register confirmation of club volunteers
    Hi everyone Here is a list of volunteers that the VOA has for those who have current  “Working with Children Certificates”. If your name is on this list, just check that the number is correct and get back to me confirming.  If your name is NOT on the list please send me a copy of your card – a screen shot will ...
  • [EurekaO] Fwd: Reminder: Enter now for the Vic Sprint Champs entries closing soon
    Subject: Reminder: Enter now for the Vic Sprint Champs entries closing soon Hi all, could I ask if you could send the following to your club members tomorrow, Monday 20 November.  We will also continue advertising on socials and via the OV e-news.  There is no Enter on the Day for the sprint champs – competitors have 3 working days to ...
  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...

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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.