Eureka Education

The Eureka Centre encourages young people to engage with Australia’s colonial history through Eureka Education. We provide teachers and students with tools and experiences to deepen their understanding of the Eureka Stockade and the profound political reforms this event affected on Australian society.

Led by professional educators, each program gives students and teachers the opportunity to view the iconic, original Eureka Flag and explore the interactive Eureka Stockade exhibition.  

The programs are designed to deliver curriculum outcomes in History, Civics & Citizenship and English and to develop critical and creative thinking skills. The programs can be delivered to students in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and VCAL settings.

Education visits to the museum can be adapted to meet the specific curriculum needs of individual groups. Speak to our Education Officer to discuss tailoring programs that will better compliment and extend your classroom learning.

Program Structure

Each program runs for 90 minutes and offers a range of hands on, guided and self-directed activities. We prefer to cater to groups of no more than 60 in order to provide a program of the highest possible quality. However, we are aware that this may not suit your needs and as such will discuss the possibility of adapting our programs to increasing this number where possible.

The Eureka Centre is proud to partner with the Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) which offer an immersive Eureka program to complement our Eureka Education programs. Groups larger than 60 would benefit from making a split booking and participating in both programs at the discounted rate of $15 (inc. GST) per student.



Students explore the lives and stories of the people who had a significant influence on the shaping of Australia’s colonial society. The program creates a deeper connection for students as they become absorbed in the stories of the Eureka Stockade. Students will adopt the voice of key protagonists which will enable them to merge these stories to their library of personal experience; creating a relationship with the beliefs, values and motivations of the people at Eureka and their impact on social justice and equality.

Victorian and Australian Curriculum F-10

History levels 3 - 6 and 9 – 10

Civics & Citizenship levels 5 -10

Down with Despotism

Students participating in the program will gain a clear understanding of key moments in the history of democracy in Australia by investigating the lives and stories of people who have created social change. Students will compare the past with contemporary examples and explore how they can contribute to and strengthen Australia’s democratic processes today. 

Victorian and Australian Curriculum F-10

History levels 3 - 6 and 9 - 10

Civics & Citizenship levels 5 -10

Suitable for: 
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
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Contact Us

03 5333 0308

Bookings Essential


Program Cost $9.50 (inc GST) per student. Teachers Free of charge. Ask about our discount for schools located in the City of Ballarat.

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Physical Address: 
102 Stawell St S
Ballarat VIC 3350
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0428 377 896
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Phone Number: 
03 5333 0308
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Opening Timings: 
Open 7 days a week 10am–5pm