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 3700 members and offer more than 260 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 232 Adelaide 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 all classes.
Membership Subscriptions Due
Members need to renew membership for 2017 in order to attend classes. You may renew online, by phone 3236 3055, or in person at the Creek St office. The office is usually very busy in the first week of term, so it would be appreciated if you could renew online.
Term 1 Class Schedule
Class Schedule for Term 1 2017 is now available on the website. Term 1 commences on Monday 23rd 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.
NOW AVAILABLE - U3A Brisbane's 30th Anniversary History
The U3A Brisbane history book FOREVER LEARNING - Celebrating 30 years of U3A Brisbane was launched by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, at a well-attended function at U3A premises at 232 Adelaide St on Friday 18th November. You can obtain your copy now at the U3A offices at Creek St or Adelaide St for only $20.
Photos from the Launch, 18th November
About the book
The book is dedicated to the generous volunteers who have built U3A Brisbane. It has been collated by Ian Lipke and June Morris over the last 18 months to celebrate U3A Brisbane's 30-year anniversary. With 18 chapters covering our history from the founding of U3A Brisbane in November 1986 to the present day, the book contains many colour photographs, artworks and illustrations gathered from the archives. The book was self-published using a modern online publishing platform and was printed in Australia.