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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:

11 STANTON ST., COLLINGWOOD.   at 10.30 a.m.

3/9 Taking care with the carer. Julie Gaffney will discuss the roles of a carer, and some of the core needs, principles and priorities involved in the relationship between carer and the individual receiving care. Legal and ethical issues, planning, communication and problem solving will be some of the topics we cover.

10/9 Gardens of Belfast. Suzanne Collings will once again talk of the beautiful gardens of green Ireland. In this year’s second talk, we look at the gardens in and around Belfast, including Rowallane and Mount Stewart, considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

17/9 Living on Lighthouse Stations. June Rushton will speak from the perspective of a Lighthouse Keepers daughter. She will describe how her father went from being a Coldstream Guard at Buckingham Palace to becoming a Lighthouse Keeper in Australia. “We were a family of six and I describe our story from the viewpoint of the whole family and what we gained from this experience.”






Membership subscriptions being taken NOW for 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 29th to Friday June 28th.
School holidays: including Easter: Saturday, April 6th to Monday, April 22nd

Midyear break: Saturday, June 29th to Sunday, July 14th.

Semester 2: Monday, July 15 to Friday, December 20th.
School holidays: Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, October 6th.

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.