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.
NEW PREMISES NEARING COMPLETION
Our new classroom premises at 5th floor, 232 Adelaide St are nearing completion and will be ready for the Winter School in the week commencing 4th July and Term 3 classes from 11th July. Classes will continue to be held at Creek St as usual but we will be vacating 344 Queen St at end of June. The Term 3 Class Schedule to be released on 12th June will contain further details.
This exciting new venture will ease the pressure on classroom space and enable us to continue to grow U3A Brisbane's services to members into the future. The new space contains 9 good-sized classrooms, most of which will have modern audiovisual equipment installed. You will recognise the building, which is adjacent to Anzac Square with good access to transport.
2016 U3A STATE CONFERENCE
U3A Sunshine Coast is host for this year's State Conference on Thursday and Friday 2nd and 3rd June. U3A Brisbane members are invited to attend the conference, which provides an opportunity to meet U3A members from other parts of Queensland and interstate.
Registrations have now closed.
For information, go to: u3aqldconference.org
Term 2 Class Schedule
Class Schedule for Term 2 2016 is now available on the website. Term 3 class schedule will be available here on 12th June.
Term 2 commenced on Monday 11th April and finishes on Friday 24th 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.