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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:

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 10.30 a.m. Tutor’s Morning Tea will be held at BARGOONGA NGANJIN GROUP STUDY ROOM, North Fitzroy Library, 182-186 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Guests Welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 10.30 a.m. Cuba talk will be at the Richmond Senior Citizens Centre, Hosie St.,

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 12 noon, 2020 Welcome Lunch will be held at Richmond Senior Citizens Centre, Hosie St., Richmond.

No Tuesday Talks in March! All have been postponed until Collingwood Library Meeting room is available again.


Our first 2020 Tuesday Forum will be on February 25th, when Chris Friday will speak about her tour of Cuba.

NEW COURSES February 2020

4/2 8 am Leisurely Walking with Barbara Selvay meeting at Collingwood Leisure Centre carpark

5/2 3 p.m. Beginners German with Vicky Fenton at the U3A Yarra City office, 17 Stanton St, Abbotsford

6/2 1.30 p.m. Poetry with Maree Presser at the U3A Yarra City Office

14/2 10.30 a.m. Travelling with Criminals 4: UK Celtic fringe with Rosa Montague at Holden St Neighbourhood House.

27/2 10.30 a.m. The Empire Writes Back: exploring post-colonial literature with David Lee at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library.

Membership registration and subscriptions for 2020 will be taken from 1st November 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 28th to Friday June 26th.
Autumn holidays: including Easter: Saturday, 28th March to Monday, April 13th

Midyear break: Saturday, June 27th to Sunday, July 12th.
Semester 2: Monday, July 13th to Friday, December 18th.
Spring holidays: Saturday, September 19th to Sunday, October 4th.

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.