Courses

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.

Membership

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

Volunteer

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

Feb
24
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. 
Mar
18
“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
Mar
24
“Spring” Lunch (deferred from 2021)
Our delicious Spring Lunch includes a three-course meal and entertainment.
Mar
24
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.
Apr
7
Crypto Sphere
Examining Bitcoin and other 'Alt Coins'.  Would you invest in them?  How are they traded? 

Click here to view all upcoming dates


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 Greater Melbourne 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 and browse our Diary of Events. 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