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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

To peruse 2017 Courses, click on ‘Courses’ in the Menu under the photo at the top of the page.

To enrol in Courses, log in by clicking ‘Membership’ in the Menu. You must be a financial member.

Courses for Semester 2, 2017 will be online for members to explore on Friday, June 16th

Members will be able to enrol in these courses either online or at the U3A Office on Monday, June 26th

Tuesday Forums.
Venue – Meeting Room, Collingwood Library, Abbotsford. 10.30 a.m.

6/6/17 Melbourne Art Photography – Mimmo Cozzolino In this talk Mimmo will be exploring the work of about a dozen Melbourne “art” photographers. We have some uniquely talented photographers in Melbourne, some well known and others who are just emerging. It will a pleasure to show and share with you some of their most important works and gain some insights on why and how this work was created.

13/6/17 Wills and Estate Planning - Luke Primon

20/6/17 A further look at some English Gardens – Suzanne Collings This session covers visits to gardens on the east coast of England visited in September 2016. It includes Scampston Hall, Helmingham Hall, Bressingham Gardens, Wyken Hall Houghton Hall and many others.

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

For online membership and enrolments in 2017 program, click on Membership button under cover photo.

Term dates

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


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.