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Membership

Welcome to U3A ACT! To enrol in one of our courses, to participate in U3A activities and to receive our bimonthly newsletter and ad hoc eBulletin, you need to join our organisation. The only requirement to becoming a member is that you are aged 50 or over.

You can join U3A or renew your annual membership at any time throughout the year. However, all memberships expire on 31 December each year, regardless of when you joined or renewed. You can pay for your membership for the following year any time after 1 October of the current year, giving you effectively 15 months of membership. At the end of each membership year, all paid up members will continue to receive communications from U3A until 31 January of the following year, after which all communications will cease unless you choose to renew your membership.

Membership fees

Payment methods

Online application
All payments are by Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards. (Note that only debit cards which do not require a PIN can be accepted). All payments by credit and debit cards are via a secure site. U3A ACT does not retain any of your credit or debit card details
By mail
Cheque, money order or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only)
At one of the U3A offices
Cash, cheque, money order, debit card or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only

The locations of our offices can be found on the Contacts page.

How to obtain your U3A membership card
If you join or renew your membership online, you can opt to have your membership papers and card mailed to you, or to have these documents delivered direct to your email IN box for you to print. (Check your SPAM box in case the email has been diverted there). There is no difference between the mailed documents and the emailed ones, so emailing is better, provided you have a printer

If you join by either mailing in your application form or by visiting a U3A office, your membership papers and card will be mailed to you.

If you renew your membership by mailing in your renewal notice with your payment, your membership papers will be mailed to you.

If you renew your membership by visiting and making your payment at a U3A office, your membership papers and card can be provided to you while you wait.

More questions? Look at our FAQ page

How to join

Applying for membership is easy.

Online application form
You can complete an application form and make your payment online. Follow the link to our online membership form. Complete your details and submit.
Apply for membership online

Paper Application form
Alternatively, you can click on the link to download an application form to your computer or tablet.
Download a membership form [PDF]

Print off the form, complete the details and return it in person or by mail to one of the U3A offices (click here to see locations). Membership application forms can also be obtained from these offices

How to renew

Your U3A membership can be renewed at any time during the year, by visiting a U3A Office, where your Renewal Notice will be printed to enable your membership details to be confirmed and your payment recorded. Your membership card can be printed while you wait.

Alternatively, you can renew your
membership online quickly and easily. All you need is your membership number and last name which are printed on your current membership card. Make sure that you type in these details exactly as recorded on your card.

Renew your membership online here

Show my details

If you are a U3A member, you can view and update the information U3A holds about you.

You will need to log in (click here). If you don't have a password (or don't remember it), you will need to get one / apply for a replacement on this page first.

Once you have logged in, you will be able to view and manage all your information including:

  • Contact details (mailing address, mobile and landline phone numbers and email)
  • Preference for obtaining your newsletter by mail or online
  • Your current membership status
  • Your annual membership payment details
  • View and/or download your membership payment receipt, welcome letter, information page and current membership card
  • Change your password

In addition, your password will enable you to view the Course Listing and other information relevant to members.

How to volunteer

U3A ACT is a volunteer-run organisation, supported by its members. Click on the link above this box to find out how to volunteer and what opportunities are available.

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