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.
Office Hours, September break
The Creek St premises are undergoing renovations from 19 to 30 September. The office will be manned from 19 to 21 September (mornings only) but will not be accessible after that. The Adelaide St premises will be closed for the two weeks.
If you wish to join U3A or renew your membership, please do so online using the links in the Public Area Menu at top left. If you join and pay online, your membership number will be allocated immediately and you can enrol in classes online.
The office will re-open on Tuesday 4th October.
Term 4 Class Schedule
Class Schedule for Term 4 2016 is now available on the website. Term 4 starts on Tuesday 4th October.
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 4 Class Schedule.
Reserve your copy of U3A Brisbane's 30th Anniversary History
The U3A Brisbane history book FOREVER LEARNING - Celebrating 30 years of U3A Brisbane will be available in November. The book is dedicated to the generous volunteers who have built U3A Brisbane. To help us determine demand, please pre-order as soon as possible. The price to members has been kept at a very reasonable $20 so as many members as possible can obtain a copy. Proceeds are used to offset cost of production.
About the book