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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. View a 2 minute video about U3A.

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

What does it cost?
Because all Tutors, Committee members, Administration and Catering staff are volunteers we are able to offer a nominal Membership Fee with
no Course Fees*.

*Where extra charges are incurred e.g. outside providers (Book Discussion Group) members will be asked to pay these charges. In some cases a
small charge will be levied in the class to cover costs of photographs, excess photocopying & demonstration materials. Members will be responsible
for their own costs relating to excursions and cooking classes


• Membership Fee  $80.00 pa

• Associate Member Fee (fully paid up Member of another U3A – proof required) $50.00 pa

• Member Tutor Fee $80.00 pa

• Honorary Tutor (Tutoring only and not enrolling in any Courses) $0.00

• Members joining after September each year will pay a fee of $35.00 pa

• Associate Members joining after September each year will pay a fee of $25.00 pa