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.
Term 4 Class Schedule
Class Schedule for Term 4 2016 is now available on the website. Term 4 started on Tuesday 4th October and ends on Friday 9th December.
Class Schedule for Term 1 2017 will be released on the website on Sunday 27th November.
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.
U3A Brisbane's 30th Anniversary History
The U3A Brisbane history book FOREVER LEARNING - Celebrating 30 years of U3A Brisbane will be launched at a function on 18th 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