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 280 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.
Research Projects seeking Volunteers
We have established a register of local health research projects requiring volunteers from the senior community. See Current Research Projects for more information.
Term 2 Classes
Class Schedule for Term 2 2017 is now available on the website. Term 2 commenced on Tuesday 18th April and finishes on 23rd June.
Term 3 Class Schedule will be available online on Sunday 11th June.
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 2 Class Schedule.
2017 Term dates:
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