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.


Banyule Seniors Festival

Banyule Seniors Festival runs throughout the month of October, an extensive program with an array of local events and activities to choose from (mostly FREE or low cost) as part of the Victoria-wide Seniors Festival.

The program of activities can be downloaded here or from the Banyule Council website.


Victorian Seniors Festival  

In case you want to explore further afield, the state-wide Victorian Seniors Festival runs from 7-14 October, offering a massive program of events and activities and free public transport. Visit the Seniors Online website for more information.

Blueprint for Retiring

Don’t be overwhelmed by the question of what will I do with my time in retirement?
Jan Marshall will help you develop an action plan for this new phase of your life.


Tuesday 9 October, 11am at Rosanna Library, 72 Turnham Ave, Rosanna.

Booking details are in the flyer.

Social Media for Seniors 

 Learn how to use your mobile phone, Facebook or Skype with students from Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School. Participants will be matched with a student for an individual session to learn more about the technology or social media of choice. All sessions will be held at at Ivanhoe Library, 255 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, from 2.00pm – 3.00pm on any of these dates:

  • Tuesday 4 September
  • Tuesday 9 October
  • Tuesday 23 October
  • Tuesday 20 November

Booking is essential - telephone 9497 5780 or online at

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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.  See under Courses, Other Learning Opportunities for more details and enrolment instructions. 


La Trobe University Public Lectures

Discover La Trobe University's Public Lecture series, which cover a wide range of topics.