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Are you 50 or over? Want to learn something new or join a discussion group? Then U3A is for you! No prior educational qualifications are required and you are not required to study long-term, as no certificates or degrees are awarded.
To enrol in a course or to get more details, join U3A today.

Upcoming Courses

  • Modern Folk Singalong Group aka The Flynn Troubadours
  • Looking at Art – What are the basic elements of Composition?
  • Discovering and Enjoying Classical Music (Term 2) - Joseph Haydn
  • Aztecs, Maya and their ancestors: a history

Find out more about our Courses

Lifelong learning
through courses,
events and more

U3ACanberra is for lifelong learning!

U3A Canberra is a volunteer organisation open to anyone over 50, whether still working or retired. In common with U3As throughout Australia and many other countries, it provides opportunities for learning by bringing together members with knowledge and skills and members who wish to learn.

As a U3A member you can share your passions and interests with others in a friendly, supportive and social environment. You don't need any prior qualifications to participate in our courses and activities. You just need to want to learn something new, rediscover old skills, keep an active mind or meet new friends.

We offer a wide range of courses from the arts to the environment; from ideologies to technologies; from current affairs to reminiscing over the sounds of dead rockers. Some run all year while many run for shorter periods.

In a typical week you could attend a lecture, discuss a book or current affairs, learn to play an instrument or join a choir, improve your computer skills, critique a film, or work on drawing your first masterpiece. Or if you crave a more physical activity, you could take a Tai Chi class, learn country dancing or join a walk or tour.

Unable to attend in person? Then take advantage of our virtual online courses where you don't even have to leave home to take part.

In addition, we have an agreement with the University of Canberra that allows our members to attend classes though a formal registration process.

And if you can't see anything which really inspires you in our list of courses, you can always start a course yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Commitment to Privacy. U3A-ACT seeks to abide by Sections 67A and 67B of the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 which deal with members having access to the register of members and limiting access to protect the personal information of members in the register. See our U3A-ACT Inc Privacy Policy 2021(PDF)

Code of Conduct. U3A-ACT expects that all members, tutors and other volunteers will agree to abide by its Code of Conduct and behave in a courteous and civilised manner in all dealings relevant to U3A-ACT.

COVID Safety. U3A-ACT expects that all members will abide by its COVID Safety Policy available here.

U3A-ACT acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognises their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We welcome your comments and feedback via the U3A ACT Facebook site.