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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

Book today for Sunday 23rd October 2.30-4.30, Reading Room, Fitzroy Library

It’s the day after local council elections, what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon.
Bring your friends and enjoy a cuppa or glass of wine at 2.30.
Go to Events and find the event on October 23.
Yarra Arts Spaces

Other October events

Melbourne Historic walks

Friday October 28th – North Fitzroy. Meet at Edwardes Place on the corner of Michael and Falconer Streets at 10.00 am.
Melway Ref: Map 30 C1

New Course

Great Gardens of England - Suzanne Collings

Oct. 5th, 12th and 19th. There will be three sessions, which explore a wide range of gardens and garden styles in the south, west and north of London. They include Great Dixter, Bourton House, Wrest Park, Hatfield House and the Gardens of the Rose. Suzanne visited these and many others during June 2015.

Tuesday talks

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

Date Topic and presenter
October 4 Maiden Voyage - Lorraine Milne
October 11 Romania - Barbara Selvay
October 18 Money & Wellness - Freya Poynton
October 25 Asylum Seekers Resource Centre Presentation - Susan Brewer

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.