Next Event: Sunday 8 October 10am - Ballarat Winter Series #2 Yuille Wetlands - Rescheduled

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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] Mike Hubbert’s passing
    Folks,   I have been asked to forward on the sad news that Mike Hubbert passed away suddenly on the weekend.     I don’t have any details at this time.    Many enjoyed Mike’s quick wit, appreciated his absolute dedication to our sport (including serving as editor of the Australian Orienteer, as Treasurer of the VOA, and as Secretary of OFA) ...
  • [EurekaO] Teachers Games Traralgon
    Morning All Whilst I undertook to run this event on Sunday September 17, without requiring any input from Eureka members, I am aware that there may be a couple of willing souls in the Club who would be happy to volunteer.  Can I ask that if you want to be involved, please let me know as soon as you ...
  • [EurekaO] Sunday Event at Yuille Wetlands Cancelled
    Hi everyone, The Ballarat Winter Series event at Yuille Wetlands this Sunday has been cancelled, due to the cold weather, wet conditions on the map, and a lack of entries. We only had four confirmed starters as of this morning, which wasn’t going to make it worthwhile printing the maps. We would also be running concurrent with a MelBushO at Westerfolds, ...
  • [EurekaO] Big weekend for Eureka – Ballarat Winter Series #1 – Foot and MTBO courses
    Hi everyone We’ve had a bit of an organising break since the Vic Relays at Woowookarung. But this coming weekend Richard Goonan has organised the Vic juniors with a training camp followed by the first event in the Ballarat Winter Series at Nerrina – start and finishing at Little Bendigo PS. So get busy and look at Eventor for details. Peta Whitford ...
  • [EurekaO] Aislinn Going to WOC in Switzerland
    Hi Ian & All, Thank you so very much for this, I really appreciate it and it will really help me with getting over to WOC! Again, I'm more than happy to assist with volunteer roles in future to help the club. Thank you again, Aislinn  On Thu, 15 June 2023, 21:37 Ian Chennell, <> wrote: Hi Aislinn, There's not many orienteering clubs in Australia that can ...
  • [EurekaO] Aislinn Going to WOC in Switzerland
    Hi Aislinn, There’s not many orienteering clubs in Australia that can claim having a World Championship elite among their membership, and Eureka is proud to be among that select group! The Eureka committee have unanimously agreed to grant you $1000 towards your expenses to get to WOC in Switzerland. We all hope this is helpful, and wish you the best of luck ...

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2023 Vic Relays: Dale Gordon finishing for the win in Class 4 for Eureka.

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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.