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A short list of all courses currently available can be viewed here.

For full details about courses or to enrol in a course, you need to
be a member of U3A.

Find out how to view & print courses information


Hughes and Cook Offices will be closed from 4:30pm Friday 16 December 2022 and
reopen at 9:30am on Monday 16 January 2023.
Flynn premises will also be closed from 4:30pm Friday 16 December but
will reopen earlier at 9:30am on Wednesday 11 January 2023.

New U3A-ACT COVID Safety Policy available here

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.

Further information can be found in our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.


U3A Newsletter - December 2022 issue available here

Read about the current issues under discussion within U3A and also catch up with the news of forthcoming U3A events. This newsletter is available by clicking on...

U3A Newsletter - October 2022 issue available

Read about the current issues under discussion within U3A and also catch up with the news of forthcoming U3A events. This newsletter is available by clicking on...

COTA ACT - Midweek Matters Session: 21st September

Housing Options As You Age

This session will bring together Services Australia's Financial Information Service (FIS) and KJB Law where you can learn all about: *Home equity options *Downsizing...

Brindabella Orchestra Winter Concert

World premiere of "The Old Man Who Loved to Sing" by Michael Dooley, with other works by Bizet, Saint Saens, Nickolai & Strauss Snr. Conductor: Shilong Ye. ...

U3A in Canberra

The Third Age may be the best time of your life! Our First Age is childhood. Our Second Age is the mid part of our lives, with the responsibilities of work and family.

Our Third Age is a time when we are free to explore, learn, and share knowledge. Now is the time to learn something new, rediscover old skills, to keep an active mind and to meet new friends.

In common with U3As throughout Australia and many other countries, U3A ACT provides learning in a broad range of areas, always in a social context.

U3A membership is open to people 50 and over. Most are no longer in full time employment but are enjoying the third age of their lives. We provide opportunities for learning by bringing together members with knowledge and skills and members who wish to learn.

We also encourage members to organise learning opportunities by researching and drawing on the resources available in the wider community.

The ACT has a single U3A. It includes members living in Queanbeyan and Yass and surrounds. As such we are very large with over 5,250 members.

We offer a wide range of courses — over 300 a year. Some run all year while many run for shorter periods.

We also offer a public lecture series with COTA from May to November; and there are tours, walks and outings to places of interest, open to all members.

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

Members' Calendar. Our calendar lists significant dates in U3A-ACT's year, e.g. U3A-ACT office closures, U3A-ACT Committee meetings, University of Canberra registration and semester information.

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.

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.