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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.

12/11 Hobby Beekeeping
Frank Ceichmoiski's presentation includes a couple of frames of a live beehive in a glass display case. The display shows a frame of capped honey in its natural state and a frame of brood (live bee lave). The temperature in a typical beehive is 37 degrees C and therefore the day temperature for him to take a couple of frames out of the hive has to be quiet warm. The bees in the display case are capable of keeping the brood at this temperature but within limits.
The display case is sealed so there is no chance of the bees getting out and posing a problem to our members.

19/11 Early Melbourne Films. Chris Long, speaker.

26/11 Introducing My Aged Care My Aged Care is the starting point to access Australian Government funded services. How does it work? How do consumers choose service providers and negotiate for the services they need? Nicky Barry will speak about how COTA’s Aged Care Navigation service can help with all of this.

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 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.