Course Information

NOTE: In the interest of Members’ health, and the current concern re coronavirus (COVID-19), the U3A Banyule Committee of Management has decided to cancel all courses, classes and excursions with immediate effect until further notice.  The Office will not be staffed during this period but the U3A Banyule email address and telephone number will be monitored.   [16 March 2020]


View  Semester 1, 2020 Programs  on MyU3A (includes course descriptions)

View or print Semester 1, 2020 Program Summary (as at 16 February  2020)


NOTE: Enrol and Pay Excursions/Events require payment at the time of enrolment. Online payment via MyU3A (Member Log-In) is available for these excursions/events and it is the preferred method of payment.  To view the Enrol and Pay Excursions Summaries which list what is offered in each semester, see Enrol and Pay Excursions/Events.

Some Enrol and Pay Excursions/Events are open for enrolment at the commencement of the enrolment period and some are open for enrolment at a later date; all have a closing date for enrolments. These details will be indicated in MyU3A  for the relevant excursion/event. 


The aim of our program is to offer a wide range of courses and activities to meet the educational, creative, leisure and social interests of our growing membership. Our program includes classes in humanities, sciences, languages and technology, plus physical activities, excursions and many social opportunities. U3A Banyule, being a secular organization, does not permit faith-based courses to be included in the program.


The planning and development of our program are undertaken by our Course Coordinator and a support team, with input from the Committee of Management.


Features of U3A Banyule’s Program

  • Over 120 courses and activities a year are offered and members can enrol in as many as they wish, for a small annual membership fee ($45 per year). Note: there are additional costs for some excursions, ticketed activities, e.g. theatre, and lunches etc.
  • Two semesters per year and course enrolment can occur any time throughout the year, subject to vacancies.
  • Courses/activities are generally held during the week (daylight hours) and vary in duration – one-off sessions, short series, e.g. weekly for several weeks, and others that run for the whole year, but usually not in the school holidays.
  • Some activities are offered on the weekends, e.g. Saturday theatre matinees, lunches.
  • We aim to have a balanced program, but do not want to duplicate what is already available in the community.
  • We listen to our members - via our membership survey we have received feedback and ideas on future courses and activities, which are adopted where possible.
  • Where courses and activities become full, a duplicate course/activity may be offered in that Semester, or a later time, subject to Tutor availability.
  • Our program is dependent on available Tutors and cost-effective venues.

Feedback and Ideas for our program are always welcome – please email