Life Long Learning ...

Courses include languages, philosophy, music, art, literature, exercise and much more, held at venues across Melbourne CBD.

Revive an old interest or learn something new! Learn more here

Social Activities

Keep active and make new friends in retirement

Can't commit to a weekly class? Perhaps you prefer to go for a walk, cycle, see a movie, concert or play, visit a gallery, or head out for an excursion with one of our friendly "Let's Do" groups.


Join Us!

Membership is great value and is open to anyone over 50 and retired or semi-retired. One annual fee provides access to all our seniors' courses and activities. Learn more


Looking for volunteering opportunities?

U3A Melbourne City is run entirely by volunteers If you are passionate about a hobby or interest, we can help you get started as a tutor or group leader. Alternatively, you can help out behind the scenes.

Dates for your Diary

Membership Renewals 2023
Membership renewals for 2023 open today. EARLY BIRD MEMBERSHIP 2023 Save money and avoid delays by taking advantage of our Early Bird offer. Join or renew between 3rd October and
Who Do We Think We Are?
From First Nation to First Fleet, from Europe to Asia, prompted  by Adversity and Adventure, these stories from our members shine a light on Australia and its history. 
National Portrait Gallery – History in a Frame Webinar
We will be hosted by one of the NPG’s Access & Learning educators for a history program via Zoom.
Spring Lunch 2022
In the light of the very successful but long deferred 2021 lunches held in May this year, the Committee of Management has decided to schedule a third lunch
U3A Melbourne City – Out of the Madhouse Forum
‘Out of the Madhouse’ Forum with Sandy Jeffs and Margaret Leggett.
2023 Enrolments Open
Enrolments for our 2023 programme open today at 10am. You must have already joined or renewed your membership for 2023, if you wish to enrol today.  You may enrol for
Annual General Meeting 2022
Our 2022 annual general meeting will be held at Docklands Library. The AGM will be followed by an address by Susan Webster, past President of U3A Network.
Associate and Additional Enrolments 2023
Associates may enrol for our 2023 programme from 10am today. Full members may also enrol for additional classes and activities. You must have already joined or renewed your membership for

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What is U3A?

The U3A (University of the Third Age) is an international self-help movement, run by and for retirees. It aims to create safe, welcoming communities where the over 50’s can connect with each other, find stimulating retirement activities, learn new hobbies or develop old ones, make new friendships and most importantly, enjoy life to the full.

U3A Melbourne City welcomes members from all over Melbourne City and suburbs to a host of classes and activities, held in convenient locations around the CBD. We offer a wide variety of courses, from crosswords to creative writing, philosophy to films, mah jong to mindfulness and more. If you want to keep your body active, join our walking, cycling, dance and yoga classes. Those who love the arts will enjoy our gallery and exhibition visits, drawing and painting classes, and art appreciation courses.

As a member of U3A, you need never worry about feeling bored in retirement. Come and join our vibrant community, where you’ll find plenty of day-time activities to keep you busy. For a comprehensive list of what’s on offer have a look at our Courses here, browse our Diary of Events, or click here to view our past newsletters. There is something for everyone.

Read more about our organisation, our committee and our supporters here.

What Our Members Say

“As a new arrival in Melbourne in my 60’s, I feared being lonely – but thanks to U3A, I have made so many friends that I never have time to be bored.”

Dorothy Maricic

“Since retiring U3A has connected me to like minded members who have become friends and allowed me to pursue my passions in art appreciation, history and social activities.”

Sharon Carter

“As a new retiree, I found U3A provided me with a diverse and stimulating array of post work opportunities – to learn, socialise, exercise and volunteer.”

Russell Huntington