Community News

Members of U3A Banyule may be interested in the following events and activities that are conducted in City of Banyule.  Invitations to participate in research and other projects are also listed.


Christmas Day Lunch

Join in a Community Christmas Day Lunch  at the Uniting Church, Diamond Creek. 


Spring into Parliament Seniors Morning Tea

This Spring, enjoy morning tea served in ‘Strangers Corridor'’ at Parliament House for $25.00 per person on presentation of seniors cards (or $35.00 for all others).  BOOKINGS REQUIRED - please phone 9651 8944 or 9651 8941 or email

Available from10 - 11.30amMonday to Friday between September 2017 – January 2018 when Parliament is not sitting.  (2017 Sitting days can be viewed at 


 La Trobe University: Attendance at Lectures for Full Members

La Trobe University offers members of U3A Banyule the opportunity to sit in, as audit (ie listening) students, on some of the university lectures.  You cannot attend tutorials or practicals, nor do you receive assessments.  For those who need library access, the university will issue students with a library card for use at the Borchardt Library.


Subjects are selected from the La Trobe University website using 'Browse all courses'.  The number of subjects you can study is limited to one per semester. U3A Banyule member participation is limited to face-to-face lectures, not online or blended learning courses. You can select 2 or 3 courses in case your first preference is unavailable.


If you have any questions or need help with selection of a subject please contact Sue Beshara at Tel 9499 2080 or at  Do not contact La Trobe University, the faculties or lecturers. 


All U3A Banyule applications are lodged together through our contact at the University. You will receive notification from La Trobe confirming your enrolment.


To Enrol:

1. Become a FULL financial member of U3A Banyule. 

2. Complete and sign the La Trobe University  Application Form for Attendance of an Audit (only) Subject at La Trobe University. (Forms are also available from the U3A office in hard copy.)  

3. Applications are only accepted (by the U3A Banyule La Trobe Coordinator) in January or June, for attendance at semester 1 or 2 lectures respectively. 

4. Post your Application Form to Sue Beshara, La Trobe Coordinator, U3A Banyule, PO Box 454, Rosanna 3084 or send electronically to, to arrive no later than Wednesday 17 January, 2018 for Semester 1, 2018 subjects.


Please note that while enrolment in U3A courses can be processed electronically, enrolment to attend lectures at La Trobe University as audit students is a separate manual process.