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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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Important Semester dates

June 13th: Semester two program is available for viewing online

June 20th: Course enrolment opens

June 24th: End of Semester one

July 4th: Closure of Semester two enrolments

Semester 2 programs

We say goodbye to the following courses:

  • Workshopping your Manuscript (after many years)
  • Poetry.
And welcome these:
  • Art Appreciation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Board Games
  • Outdoor Gamers
  • Qigong
  • Bicycle Maintenance, and more..

In addition there are numerous Tuesday Forums and a Sunday afternoon talk on October 23rd.

June events

Lunch around the World

Tuesday 14th June at “Angliss Restaurant,” William Angliss Institute, 550 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

Melbourne Historic Walks

Friday June 24th South Melbourne. Note: Ascot Vale is rescheduled to Semester two.

Tuesday morning talks

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

Date Topic and Presenter
June 7 The Queen Victoria Story - Helen Macrae
June 14 Immunity: your own and after vaccination - Professor Priscilla Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, La Trobe University.
June 21 Eastern Siberia from the Sea: The Kamchatka Peninsula - Lyn Watson

For further details go to Courses and click Tuesday.
Note: U3A Yarra City members can enroll 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.