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0418 749 228


Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub (ILCH)
275 Upper Heidelberg Rd
Ivanhoe Victoria 3079

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Important note about communications from U3A Banyule:
Most of our news is sent out by email and it is important to select 'Newsletter by email' as an option in your membership profile and keep your email address up to date. You may also need to alter your email security settings to ensure U3A Banyule emails arrive in your Inbox, instead of going into your Junk Mail.

For instructions on how to update your email address through MyU3A (Member Login) and how to review your email security settings, see this handy guide.

U3A Banyule Annual Lunch - Wednesday 26 June, 2024

The Committee of Management is delighted to invite U3A Banyule Members to the Annual Lunch. This event will be held at St Georges Restaurant, Melbourne Polytechnic, Building K, 77 St Georges Rd, Preston.

Our Guest Speaker is from The Victorian Police Forensics Unit in Macleod.

The event cost is $42 per person for a 2-course lunch, including a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink. It is a set menu unless you have a specific dietary requirement.

When:  Wednesday, 26 June, 12:00pm -2:00pm.


Where: St Georges Restaurant is located on the Melbourne Polytechnic campus at 77 St Georges Rd, Preston 3072.  Parking is available on-site, within a very short easy walk to the restaurant. Download a map of the Melbourne Polytechnic Preston campus here


How to Book: This is an Enrol and Pay event through TryBooking.   Click on this link to go to the booking page, you will need to enter your U3A Banyule Member Number to proceed.


Please contact the U3A Banyule Office via phone or email before 19 June to advise of any dietary requirements or if you need a lift. or 0418 749 228. 


Wanted - Excursion Coordinator

Elaine Rees is stepping down as our Excursion Coordinator after diligently managing this role for six years. Members have been treated to an excellent array of excursion opportunities, including galleries, historical sites and museums, which Elaine has managed efficiently and effectively. Elaine has also arranged transport solutions for members who needed assistance. Sincere thanks Elaine for the work and enthusiasm you have brought to this role!

Members who are interested in taking on this role for semester 2, please contact Sharon Karasmanis through the Office on 0418 749 228 or by email to  Training and mentoring will be provided. 



Extended Office Opening Hours Trial

The office will be open Thursday afternoons between 1 and 3 pm from 18 April. The office will be closed between 12 and 1 pm to allow office staff to move their cars and have a lunch break. Huge thanks to those members who have offered to work extra office shifts.

New Social Coordinators

At the end of Semester 1, Joan Learmont will step back from her role as Social Coordinator. Joan quite rightly thinks it is time for her to have a bit more time for herself.  Thank you to Paule Carmichael, Deirdre Jones-Parry and Pam McIntyre who have agreed to take on and share this role. 

Joan’s contribution has been and continues to be a remarkable one. We congratulate and thank Joan. 


Significant Service Awards 2023

Congratulations to all the recipients of the U3A Banyule Significant Service award 2023:-

New card inserts for U3A Banyule lanyards

New card inserts for your U3A Banyule lanyard are now available from the Office.  To protect your privacy, the new cards are folded so that contact and emergency info and other sensitive details are not readily visible. Drop in and pick up a new card next time you are at ILCH.

U3A Banyule Policies

Our Strategic Plan identified a need to ensure that our members were aware of the policies that have been developed over several years by the Committee of Management.  From time to time, we summarise and feature policies just to give members a little refresh.



The Privacy Policy articulates the importance of protecting the privacy of the personal information collected from members and volunteers, such as through membership and course registration processes. Images may be used in  U3A Banyule publications, on the website and in class or meeting recordings, subject to members' willingness. You can always opt out at the time images are being taken.

Your information will not be shared with or disclosed to third parties and will be stored and used as set out in the policy. If you believe that your personal information has been compromised or misused, contact the Secretary as soon as possible, The Privacy and Security Officer will investigate and report their findings, including remedies as appropriate.

You can view the policy by following the link above or under the Document Library tab on the website.


COVID Update - 2023

COVID is on the increase again.  With lots of crowds it stands to reason, transmission is easy. 

  • If you are feeling unwell, please don’t come to classes until you are SURE you haven’t got COVID. 
  • Please take care in classes to distance, to sanitise hands and to wipe tables.
  • Masks would be really good. 
  • If you haven’t had your 5th shot, now is the time to get it. While you’re there, get your flu shot as well.  You can get both shots at the same time and they are readily available. 
  • IMPORTANT: If you have COVID and you have attended a class, please notify Health and Safety Officer, Alan Marks, or the Office, by email: or phone: 0418 749 228. Class members will be alerted but your privacy will be protected.
  • Please take good care of yourself and for everyone around you.

Banyule City Council Celebrates Seniors

Banyule Council has released the video "Age is Just a Number" on positive ageing.  President Judith Craze was asked to be involved as an interviewee and tutor Sheila and the French class are featured. Watch the little video all the way through and we hope you have a bit of a laugh as well as the sense that there is plenty for Seniors to do in Banyule. 


U3A Banyule Strategic Plan 2022-24

The U3A Banyule Strategic Plan 2022-2024 builds upon the work of previous Committees of Management and has been informed by member surveys undertaken over the last year.


This is the third strategic plan prepared by the U3A Banyule Committee of Management. It was prepared at the beginning of 2022 supported by a Banyule City Council Community Grant, which enabled the Committee of Management to engage a consultant to facilitate the preparation of the plan.

Click here to read the U3A Banyule Strategic Plan 2022-2024.