There's lots to choose from ...

Courses include languages, philosophy, music, art, literature, exercise and much more, held at convenient venues across the city of Melbourne.

Learn more about our classes, or find out how to enrol

Social Activities

Let's Do . . .

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!

Memberships are great value, and entitle you to enrol in as many courses and special interest groups as you like.

Learn more about our memberships, or find out how to join


U3A Melbourne depends on volunteers like you...

If you enjoy being part of the U3A community and feel you would like to give something back to the organisation, please consider becoming a tutor or volunteer.

Dates for your Diary

The Currency of Ageing – Florey Institute
This lecture will explore approaches that may be used to improve late life frailty
2022 Enrolments Open
Enrolments for our 2022 programme open today at 10am. You must have already joined or renewed your membership for 2022, if you wish to enrol today.  You may enrol for
Summer School 2022
The Wonders of Australia There’s never been a better time to explore your own backyard. Learn about the wonders of Australia with a program of history, art, travel and cultural
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. 
“Winter” Lunch (deferred from 2021)
We will be holding our deferred “Winter” Lunch (originally scheduled for 27 August 2021) on Thursday, 18 March 2022.   The Lunch will cost $35, which includes a three-course meal, a
“Spring” Lunch (deferred from 2021)
Our delicious Spring Lunch includes a three-course meal and entertainment.
Australian Love Stories – National Portrait Gallery
Australian Love Stories is the National Portrait Gallery’s major exhibition in 2021. We will explore love, affection and connection in many of its guises.
Crypto Sphere
Examining Bitcoin and other 'Alt Coins'.  Would you invest in them?  How are they traded? 

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What is U3A?

The U3A (University of the Third Age) offers our members opportunities to participate in courses, activities and events and develop their interests and passions in a friendly community. The choice is endless, from crosswords to creative writing, philosophy to films, mahjong to mindfulness, plus cycling and walking. Let us help you keep a healthy mind in a healthy body – come join us!

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