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About Us

U3A Yarra City started in May 2005 and now has nearly 300 members.We are a young organisation, open to new ideas and welcoming of new members. Members can be tutors, learners, administrative workers, or all three. Activities are held mainly during the day, during school hours and school terms, in various venues in Richmond, Collingwood, Abbotsford, Carlton, Nth Carlton, Fitzroy and Nth Fitzroy. We are an incorporated association.


Committee 2019


  • President: David Lee
  • Past/Deputy President: Andy Hansen
  • Secretary: Vivienne Blanksby
  • Treasurer: Denyse Strantzen
  • Deputy Tresurer: Peter Ronge
  • Program Coordinators: Mary Walker, Lyn Watson
  • Database Team: Frank Moore, Andy Hansen
  • Tutor Liaison: Frank Moore
  • Health and Safety Officer: Frank Moore
  • Publicity Officer: David Lee

Ex officio Positions

  • Database: Robert Hocking
  • Membership Officer: Bob Morrow
  • Newsletter: Tina Hocking
  • Office Admin: Mary Walker

We appreciate the support of:

  • City of Yarra
  • Yarra Libraries
  • U3A Network Victoria
  • Adult Community and Further Education
  • Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Finbar Neighbourhood House
  • Holden Street Neighbourhood House
  • North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House
  • Richmond Community Learning Centre
  • The office of Adam Bandt, the Member for Melbourne

U3A Signpost - International U3A newsletter

U3A Yarra City is a recipient of U3A Signpost, an international newsletter linking U3A organisations world-wide. It contains news about international U3A events and conferences, information on resources for U3A courses, stories from U3A branches and other features of interest. You can access the latest issue and an archive of previous issues at the following link: http://worldu3a.org/signpost/