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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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May events


Criminal Law by Don Just. Five sessions starting Thursday 12 May, weekly 2.00 - 4.00pm at the Collingwood Library Meeting Room, 11 Stanton St Abbotsford.


Lunch around the World

Tuesday 10th May at The Yorkshire Hotel, 49 Hoddle St, Abbotsford (Corner Langridge Street) – a short walk from Collingwood station. Tel: 9417 3088.

Melbourne Historic Walks

Friday 27th May at Coburg Cemetery – meet at the Gazebo near the main entrance in Bell Street at 10.00 am. Melway Ref: Map 30 B1.

Tuesday morning talks

Collingwood Library Meeting Room: 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford.

Date Topic and presenter
May 3 Ancient Greece and Rome: Plants and gardens Part 1 – Janet Wood
May 10 A Tourist’s View of Ethiopia – Wendy Hall
May 17 Ancient Greece and Rome: Plants and gardens Part 2 – Janet Wood
*Stop press Tuesday Talk 24th May has been postponed until June 14th Immunity: your own and after vaccination.
Given by Dr Priscilla Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Public Health at La Trobe University

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 are also encouraged to 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.