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About U3A


What is U3A?

The University of the Third Age (we usually refer to it as U3A) is a not for profit worldwide educational self-help organization.  It draws on the wealth of knowledge and experience of its members to set up study groups and to organize recreational activities.

Are there special qualifications to join?
No qualifications are required to join other than to be retired or semi-retired … and there are no tests or examinations!


When did U3A start?
Established in Toulouse, France in 1972, the U3A movement spread rapidly world-wide.

The first U3A in Australia was established in Melbourne in 1984. There are now campuses in all states and territories with over 100 in Victoria. 

U3A Mornington
U3A Mornington started in 1990 and now has over 1100 members and offers more than 200 courses. These include computers, languages,
philosophy, music, art, literature, science, exercise classes and excursions. Most courses are about 2 hours per week and there is no limit to the
number of courses in which a member can participate.

Most of the programs and activities are held in the Currawong Community Centre in Currawong Street Mornington where we have secure, well
equipped classrooms, studios and a computer training room.

See Our Courses