U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the age of youth and work and home making. University is a loose term - there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams!
U3A is a worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and satisfaction.
U3A Brisbane is one of many similar U3A organisations in Australia. Formed in 1986, we are a totally volunteer organisation, and provide leisure and educational courses to local seniors. We have over 3500 members and offer more than 230 courses each term, all of these at a low cost.
Our City Campus classes are held at our own premises at 97 Creek Street Brisbane, and in leased rooms nearby at 344 Queen St Brisbane, just a short walk from bus, train or ferry. Other City Precinct classes are held at various locations in the CBD.
We also have classes in surrounding suburbs and districts - in Logan (our largest district outside the city), Southside, Northside, Westside and Wynnum.
See the Class Search page for information on district classes.
Important Announcement - Additional Premises
The U3A Brisbane Management Committee is pleased to announce that arrangements have been made to occupy a large new classroom space close to our Creek St headquarters, which we expect will be available for use in mid-year. It should ease the pressure on classrooms and enable us to continue to grow U3A Brisbane's services to members into the future.
We have agreed to lease a large space at fifth level 232 Adelaide St which will provide 9 good-sized classrooms plus kitchen/eating, waiting and office space. When the present Queen St lease expires in June 2016, we plan to vacate those premises and move classes to 232 Adelaide St. Our Creek St premises, which U3A Brisbane owns, will be retained as our main office, together with its classroom space. You will recognise the building, which is adjacent to Anzac Square with good access to transport.
Term 1 Class Schedule
Class Schedule for Term 1 2016 is now available on the website.
Term 1 commenced on Monday 25th January.
To join a class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on a class of interest, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. Enrolment applications are not confirmed until the tutor notifies you that there is a place for you in the class.
Download PDF version of Term 1 Class Schedule.