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U3A - the University of the Third Age - is an international movement that encourages people to take part in lifelong learning for pleasure. U3A allows people to enjoy educational, creative, social and leisure activities in a relaxed environment at low cost. There are no prior qualifications, no exams and no degrees awarded.

U3A Yarra City aims to

  • Provide opportunities for seniors for lifelong learning and social activity
  • Harness the cultural diversity, life experience and knowledge of older people
  • Provide affordable self-help educational and recreational programs for mature adults
  • Foster relationships with other community organisations which have complementary or compatible aims

Latest News

U3A Yarra City sends Season's Greetings to all its members
U3A Yarra City Office is now closed until Monday January 23rd, 1.00-3.00pm
Tuesday Forums.
Venue - Meeting Room, Collingwood Library, Abbotsford
Feb 28th . Discovering Peru – Penelope Wightwick travelled to South America in 2016. This was a voyage of discovery – history and scenery.

For further details go to Courses and click Tuesday.

Note: U3A Yarra City members can enrol in ongoing courses through the login link.
Attendance at our talks is open to the public.
Members can bring friends to courses and events.

Online membership and enrolments Existing members click here to renew and enrol in courses and talks for 2017
New members, to join our U3A, click here.
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Term dates

Semester 1: 30 Jan to 30 June
Semester 2: 17 July to Dec 15

Diary dates


Semester 2 ends 19 December 2016


Monday, January 23rd, Office opens for 2017 Wednesday, January 25th, class lists for tutors prepared, enrolments recommended by then.

Semester 1: Monday, January 30th to Friday June 30th. School holidays, including Easter: Saturday, April 1st to Sunday April 17th. Midyear break: Saturday July 1st to Sunday July 16th.

Semester 2: Monday July 17th to Friday, December 15th. School holidays: Saturday, September 23rd to Sunday October 8th.

17 Stanton Street
Abbotsford, Victoria
Australia 3067
Phone (03) 9416 3443
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Office hours:
Monday 1 - 3 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 noon
Closed public holidays and school holidays except during enrolment times.