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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

August events

Lunch Around the World

Tuesday 9 August at 12.30 - Brunetti's, Lygon St Carlton.

Melbourne Historic walks

Friday 26th August – Ascot Vale. Meet at the corner of Union and Maribyrnong rd at 10.00am. Melway Map 28 G8.

Tuesday talks

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

Date Topic and presenter
August 2 Collingwood History – Karen Cummings
August 9 First Aid Course – St Johns – Frank Moore (10.30-1pm)
August 16 Quarantine 40 days and 40 nights – Diane Lightfoot
August 23 Men of Stone and Iron 1-Telford – Leigh Peterson
August 30 Roman Gardens – Janet Wood

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.