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Are you 50 or over? Want to learn something new or join a discussion group? Then U3A is for you!

You can exercise your brain by participating in or leading a group and sharing your interests with others. No prior educational qualifications are required and you are not required to study long-term, as no certificates or degrees are awarded.

Click on this link to download a list of courses having at least 4 vacancies being offered during 2019. Be aware that many of the courses are very popular, so not all of the courses in the course list will still have vacancies.

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

News

U3A Newsletter

November-December 2019 issue released

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...

Attentional Differences across the Lifespan - Second call for participants

ANU Research School of Psychology - Honours student's project

U3A members are invited to join this study which is examining attentional differences in a variety of age ranges (over 60 years old). Participants will have to detect...

U3A Newsletter

September-October 2019 issue released

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...

Photography Exhibition at Flynn - Open for three weeks

Best times to visit: Monday - Friday 10:00am - noon OR 2:00 - 4:00pm

U3A Camera Club member Keith Penhallow currently has an exhibition of photographs in the U3A rooms at Flynn. All welcome

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 June to October; 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.

Our handbook provides more information on our organisation, the range of courses that we offer, and ways in which you can be involved


Commitment to Privacy Statement
U3A-ACT Inc seeks to align its practice with the provisions of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 and manages personal information in accordance with the Privacy Principles listed in section 14 of the Act. These principles aim to ensure protection of personal information from unreasonable disclosure. See: U3A-ACT Inc Privacy Policy (PDF) (hard copy is available on request to ).

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