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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

New Courses Semester 2 – enroll now

Aboriginal People of the Outback: Sue Currie, Collingwood Library Abbotsford, Thu, 1.30-3.00pm, 21/7,28/7,18/8,15/9

Art Appreciation: Nathan Moshinsky, Collingwood Library Abbotsford, Tue, 1.30-3.00pm, 12/7,26/7,2/8,23/8

Bicycle Maintenance for Absolute Beginners, Ross Armstrong, Burnley Back Yard, Richmond, Wed, 10.00am-2.30pm, 27/7

Computers: Harry Lewis, Richmond Library, Richmond, Wed, 10.30-12.00, 20/7, 3/8,10/8,17/8,24/8,31/8, 28/9

Games: Wendy Hall, U3A Yarra City Office, Abbotsford, Wed, 2.00-3.30pm, 2nd and 4th week from 13/7 to 14/12

Outdoors Group: Ross Armstrong, Various venues, Wed, 10.00am-1.00pm, 2nd and 4th week from 13/7 to 14/12

Qigong: Nellie Collier, Mark Street Hall Fitzroy North, Thu, 6.00-7.00pm, Weekly from 14/7 to 15/9

Tea, Talk and Technology – Collingwood Library, Stanton St Abbotsford, Wed, 2.00-3.00pm, Weekly from 13/7 to 14/12

Tea, Talk and Technology – Fitzroy Library, Moor St, Fitzroy, Mon, 2.00-3.00pm, Weekly from 11/7 to 19/12

Tea, Talk and Technology – Richmond Library, Church St, Richmond, Tue, 2.00-3.00pm, Weekly from 12/7 to 20/12

Walking Football, George Haklias, Collingwood Senior Citizens Centre Abbotsford, Thu, 2.00-3.30, Weekly from 14/7 to 15/12

July events

Tuesday talks

Collingwood Library Meeting Room: 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford from 10.30 – 12.30.

Date Topic and presenter
July 12 Food Poisioning – Myths and Truths, Diane Lightfoot
July 19 Antibiotic Resistance – Diane Lightfoot
July 26 Notable and Notorious Collingwood People – Karen Cummings

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 out talks is open to the public. Members can bring friends to courses and events.

Our new On line membership and enrolment system.
Membership 2016 click here
To join our U3A click here.
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Term dates


Semester 1: 1 Feb to 24 Jun
Semester 2: 11 Jul to 20 Dec

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.