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Latest News  Updated  29/11/2022

You can now download and view the bumper December Newsletter from the Newsletters page!


The 2023 Course Program is now available  for viewing/printing via MyU3A  Enrolment commences Monday 5 December.  


Read about the U3A Banyule Strategic Plan 2022-24 in Our News.


Update  - COVID-safe requirements for U3A Banyule -  Members are strongly encouraged to wear masks in classes and lectures, see details at Our News








Welcome to U3A Banyule


U3A  - the University of the Third Age - is an international movement that fosters lifelong learning for pleasure. It is a self-help body of volunteers interested in their own and community education. There are no prior qualifications or exams, and no degrees awarded; the only requirement is that you are aged 50+, retired or semi-retired.


U3A Banyule allows you to enjoy a wide range of educational courses, creative and physical activities, excursions and social events. We have over 700 members and offer approximately 120 courses and activities each year.


For example, we offer foreign language, history, Australian literature and science courses. Why not engage in the issues of the day in our Current Affairs class? Or strengthen the body and mind doing Tai Chi or yoga? Or derive the benefits from social activities like a lingering lunch, sketching and walking? As a full member of U3A Banyule, you can enjoy the experience of attending university lectures of your choice, at La Trobe University (free of charge) - for further information see La Trobe Uni & Other Learning Opportunities.


Further information about U3A Banyule can be obtained from our brochure and also from our website under Membership and Courses.  A general promotional video about U3A can also be viewed here 


U3A Banyule Mission

U3A Banyule is a thriving dynamic community whose members embrace lifelong learning and positive ageing by sharing knowledge and life skills within a culture of respect, friendship, good will and with a commitment to community engagement.



Learning     Respect     Integrity      Community      Inclusiveness


U3A Banyule engages with the local community, through inter-generational projects, fundraising and monthly Public Lectures and an Annual Forum. To read more see News & Events.


We depend on members offering their services as tutors, in administration either  on the Committee or in the office and to organise social events. For further information, see Volunteering.


2022 Semester Dates

Semester 1: 1 February - 24 June

Semester 2: 11 July - 25 November



In the spirit of reconciliation, U3A acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.  The U3A movement is a welcoming place for all.