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University of the Third Age



Old silos, Viewbank: photographer Leanne Cole






Welcome to U3A Banyule


Are you aged 50-plus and retired or semi-retired? Live in the City of Banyule or surrounds? Want to keep your brain and body active and make new friends? Want to share your skills and experience with others? Join the University of the Third Age Banyule (U3A Banyule). For a modest annual membership fee, you can participate in a wide range of courses, social activities, excursions and events. Note: Some excursions/events may incur additional costs. No qualifications are required and there are no exams.


We have over 800 members and offer more than 150 courses and activities each year. All those involved in U3A Banyule are volunteers.


Latest News (updated 11/06/2024) 

  • The program of Semester 2 classes is now listed in MyU3A and enrolments open on Tuesday 18 June. 

  • The June 2024 Newsletter is available, click here to view or download it.

  • Congratulations to the five U3A Banyule members recently honoured with JagaJaga Awards!

  • U3A Banyule's Annual Lunch will be held on Wednesday 26 June - see Noticeboard for more details and book your spot now with TryBooking
  • COVID is on the increase again and transmission is easy in group settings.  If you are feeling unwell, please don’t come to classes until you are SURE you haven’t got COVID.  Masks would be good too.

  • News from Banyule City Council - see Community News for further information on these events.
    • Older adults are invited to submit artworks for a forthcoming art exhibition, Age of Creativity
    • Men's Health Week- enjoy a free 1 hour guided gentle exercise program, Thu 13 June 
    • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Free morning tea, Mon 17 June

  • Wanted - Excursion Coordinator, commencing in Semester 2, see Noticeboard for further details.

  • Extended office opening hours will continue into Semester 2 See Noticeboard for more information.  Don't forget to collect a new card insert for your U3A Banyule lanyard.

  • TIP: There are many Other Learning Opportunities for classes beyond U3A Banyule.

Semester Dates 2024

  • Semester 1: 5 February - 28 June
  • Semester 2: 15 July-  22 November