About Us

U3As are voluntary Seniors’ Groups that provide educational, recreational and social programs. Each U3A is organised by and for people who are over the age of 50 and can best be described as being active in retirement or semi-retirement, the third age of our lives.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for seniors to learn, teach, share and to give mutual support to each other in a friendly and warm environment, regardless or ethnicity, religion, ability or disability.

Whittlesea U3A Inc. was established in 2002, with 30 members and 10 tutors. Today, we have grown to more than 800 members and over 60 tutors and other volunteers, and we run around 100 different courses and activities throughout the year.

Our courses cover a wide range of interest areas, from academic and technology courses to walking groups, exercise and dance, social outings, languages, arts, and crafts. Our members enjoy both the intellectual engagement and the social aspect of our courses.

Whittlesea U3A is open to anyone who is retired or no longer working full time. No qualifications are required to join. Our courses are non-competitive, without marks or exams. We focus on enabling members to expand their knowledge in existing areas and to explore new fields and activities. All classes and activities are led by volunteer members and all administration is done by volunteers. Costs are kept low to ensure that U3A is accessible to all.

Whittlesea U3A Inc.

ABN: 91 617 395 831

Incorporated Association Registration Number: A0042367P

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Video: Introduction to Whittlesea U3A