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A new range of Tuesday forums and courses will commence in Term 1 2021. If you wish to join any of these classes (where places are available), please seek to enrol online (click the MEMBERSHIP button above to log-in) or contact us at
VENUE: Zoom online by invitation once enrolled.
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 10.30-11.30
16/02/21 Age-related Macular Degeneration. The Macular Disease Foundation is a charity focussed on reducing the incidence and impact of Macular disease, the leading cause of blindness in Australia. Sabine Ostrowski will give this community talk aiming to raise the awareness of Age-related Macular Degeneration.
23/02/2021 Australian Wildlife Conservancy Bianca Friend will talk about how AWC is protecting Australian native fauna and the habitats in which they live and provide the latest updates on the AEC’s work.
NEW AND SHORT COURSES beginning in January and February 2021 For more information on these courses, click on the COURSES button near the top of this Homepage.
28/01/2021 Thursdays, 13.30 to 14.30. Poetry Discussion Group. This single term group will use Judith Wright’s poems will be the starting point for the group discussion which will be led by Maree Presser.
01/02/2021 Mondays, (Weekly) 10.30 to 13.30 Cycling 2: Pumped Up. This group of about 10 who like to ride a bit further and a bit faster than the regular On Yer Bike riders. For more information, click the COURSES button above.

01/02/2021 to 29/03, then 19/04 to 21/06/2021 Mondays 10.00 -11.30    Israeli Folk Dance Johnno Morris will introduce all participants to Israeli Folk Dance, including traditional and modern dances, and is open to all genders. No experience necessary.
05/02/2021 Friday 11.30 to 13.30, Photography Group. Helena Rosman will lead this weekly group. Depending on the pandemic, this group will be using Zoom or indoors for discussion and reviewing. Various venues will be used for taking photos. Members will select a theme or a location and, on alternate weeks, will meet to share photos and review them. This short course is suitable for members of all abilities who want to improve their photography.
February or March on Mondays 09.30 - 11.00 Seasonal Walks of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Enrolled members will be notified at least a week before the seasonal walk occurs. We will wander through various parts of the Gardens and observe how plants change over the year. This guided activity costs $10. For the R.B.G. Melbourne, walks, we will meet at 9.30 at the Visitors Centre.
12/02/2021 Fridays, (Monthly) 10.30 to 11.30 Travelling with Criminals 5. Rosa Montague leads this book club for armchair detectives who want to explore the world. This year the group will complete the journey through the Celtic fringes.


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

U3A Insights

Intrigued by what a University of the Third Age does? Who can be involved?

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:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, TUESDAY FORUMS will NOT be held at the Collingwood Library for the next few months. Please check this page regularly for information.


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

2021 course enrolments are now open.


Semester 1: Thursday, January 28th to Friday June 25th.
Autumn holidays: including Easter: Saturday, 3rd April to Sunday 18th April
Midyear break: Saturday, June 26th to Sunday, July 11th.
Semester 2: Monday, July 12th to Friday, December 17th.
Spring holidays: Saturday, September 18th to Sunday, October 3 rd .
17 Stanton Street
Abbotsford, Victoria
Australia 3067
03 9416 3443
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U3A Yarra City office will be open from January 25th, 2021.

Office Hours:
Monday, 1pm to 3pm
Friday, 10am to noon.