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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

Tuesday Talks

6/03 Managing Medications Hear from Annette Davis explaining how to get better results from the medicines you take and how to best find the information you need to make informed decisions. By being an active partner, you can take the care needed to maximise the benefits and minimise the risk of medicine related problems.

13/03 Papua New Guinea - it’s discovery and exploration Papua New Guinea is Australia’s nearest neighbour and it is often misrepresented in Australian media. Richard Stanaway’s talk provides an overview of the discovery of New Guinea by humans 55,000 years ago and the subsequent exploration and mapping of the Eastern part of New Guinea up until the present day. The talk also provides insights into the complex tectonic setting and dramatic geomorphology of the New Guinea.

20/3 The Buildings of Bendigo Return of a popular speaker - Ian Symons An exploration of interesting buildings in Bendigo: wealth from gold, grand buildings in the French Second Empire style, the work of an immigrant German architect, Chinese relics, pioneering bridges by Sir John Monash, the cathedral completed by Bishop Bernard Stewart, otherwise known as “Bernie the Builder”, and a fantastic boom style mansion.

This talk precedes the Melbourne Historic Walks group tour of Bendigo on Friday March 23rd.

27/03 Canada, history to celebrate 150 years Brief talk about Maria's year teaching in Canada, followed by the history of Canada to celebrate its 150 years.

To renew membership or join U3A Yarra City, go to Membership page and view Payment Options.  Follow instructions to pay, then renew or join.


Semester dates 2018
Semester 1: 30 Jan to 29 June
Semester 2: 16 July to Dec 14
Semester 1: Tuesday, January 30th to Friday June 29th. School holidays, including Easter: Friday, March 30th to Sunday April 15th. Midyear break: Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 15th.
Semester 2: Monday July 16th to Friday, December 21st. School holidays: Saturday, September 22nd to Sunday October 7th.


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Abbotsford, Victoria
Australia 3067
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Monday 1 - 3 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 noon
Closed public holidays and school holidays except during enrolment times.