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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

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Interested in bicycling, or looking for bike paths suitable for over 50’s? See the new web site built by the On Yer Bike group from U3A Yarra City:


1/4 Aboriginal Heritage Walk of Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens has been postponed by the RBG. A new date will be set soon. Members enrolled will be informed.


14/5  PUTTING YOURSELF FIRST Speaker: Melanie Joosten.

As a wife, husband, parent and grandparent, you may be used to looking after everyone else. But when it comes to ageing, you need to put yourself and your wellbeing first. This talk will ask you to consider how to advocate for your needs and rights as you get older, in public and private situations.

 Hear about the connection between storytelling and leadership, and how the ABC’s Heywire program is inspiring young regional Australians to use both to make a change in their communities.
Dan Hirst is the Executive Producer of the ABC’s Heywire program, which combines storytelling and leadership training to ensure that young regional Australians are heard in the national conversation.

28/5 DECLUTTERING Speaker Mary Harnan

Decluttering is definitely not the same for every age group. The longer we have lived has provided the opportunity for us to accumulate more - resulting in Lots of Life Stuff and strong emotional connection to items. In our third age, it is often about extreme decluttering, i.e. letting stuff go, to find a healthy stuff-life balance to make downsizing easier (if that is your wish) or rebalance your current home to help you age fabulously. Understanding is the key, so we will explore why decluttering is hard, reasons people keep stuff, why you may be keeping stuff and some techniques for letting stuff go.


Membership subscriptions being taken NOW for 2019.  To renew membership or join U3A Yarra City, go to Membership Page and view Payment Options.  Read instructions for payment, then renew or join.



Semester 1: Tuesday, January 29th to Friday June 28th.
School holidays: including Easter: Saturday, April 6th to Monday, April 22nd

Midyear break: Saturday, June 29th to Sunday, July 14th.

Semester 2: Monday, July 15 to Friday, December 20th.
School holidays: Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, October 6th.

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.