University of the Third Age Brisbane

Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane

Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

How do I find what classes are on?
Details of classes are all easily searchable online. There is also a PDF version of the Class Schedule available at the start of each term.

How are the Classes Run?
Tutors and class convenors are members who give their time voluntarily. All classes are conducted during the day and most take place at 232 Adelaide St or 97 Creek St., Brisbane. There are also a large number of classes in Logan District, and throughout the City and suburbs.

When are the Classes Run?
Unless otherwise stated, all classes start during the first week of term and continue weekly throughout the term. It is essential to contact a tutor before joining a class as it may be fully booked. When you attend the first class, please take your membership card. Terms follow Queensland public school term dates.

How do I Join U3A Brisbane?
You can apply with a simple online form, and choose to pay online immediately or later by other means. There is a low annual fee of $45 which covers administration costs including insurance. A small charge for rental may be paid for the premises in which the activities take place.  At our City Campus venues (Creeks St and Adelaide St) the class fee is $5 per session to be paid upfront. Our present Public Liability Insurance cover is $20Million.

Existing members can also Renew Online.

When do classes start?
Overall, class term dates coincide with Department of Education dates. Some classes commence on other dates, and these are given specifically in the details for those classes.

How do I join a class?
All members wishing to join a class MUST contact the tutor of that class first to book a place. 
There are 2 ways to contact the tutor. 

You can apply to join a class online. 

    • Search for a class you wish to join using the Class Details menu item in the Public Area.
    • Search for classes of interest and check the details.
    • To enrol, click the button "Enrol in this class",
    • Enter your surname and membership number when requested. 


  • Contact the tutor directly by phone or email, and advise the tutor of your membership number.

    The cost of the class will be explained by the tutor concerned depending on 
    where the class is held and the resources required. 
    These details are also advertised in our quarterly class schedules.

In all cases the tutor must confirm there is a place for you before you attend a class for the first time.

How do I leave a class?
Just follow the same procedure as for enrolment. The system will recognise that you are already enrolled and will give you an option to cancel. You can also cancel through Member Dashboard or by contacting the office.

Why is my attendance at each class recorded?
Class Attendance is presently recorded using a QR sheet to be scanned by the member. Persons present at a U3A Brisbane class, whether tutor or students, whose attendance is not recorded may have difficulty in making a claim in respect of any injury they might suffer by attending that class. That is why the Management Committee is requires attendance information for every class as part of its duty of care to the U3A Brisbane membership.

What if I have not paid my membership fee yet?
If your membership is current for LAST year, you are allowed to enrol but are reminded:
You will need to renew your membership if you wish to attend any class.

What if the Class has no vacancy?
If a Class is full and you are very interested in that subject, it may be worth contacting the tutor and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Why are some classes in the Class Schedule already fully booked?
We publish all classes that are offered, irrespective of whether they are full for the coming term. A common reason for a class being full is that members who could not be accommodated in last term were placed on the waiting list for THIS term by the tutor, and the class limit has now also been exceeded. This is unfortunate but our supply of tutors is not infinite. We think it best that members are aware of all classes offered, even if they can't get into some classes for the next term. If you want to attend such a class, we suggest you contact the tutor concerned and ask to be placed on the waiting list for NEXT Term.

Where is U3A-Brisbane located?
Our main office is on the ground floor of 97 Creek Street, Brisbane, between Adelaide and Queen Streets. We also have classrooms around the corner at Level 5, 232 Adelaide St. (next to Anzac Square). In addition, we utilise about 40 community venues around the Brisbane suburbs and Logan area for district classes.

What are the office hours for U3A?
Office Hours at 97 Creek St are 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday during term.

How is U3A Brisbane managed?
U3A Brisbane is a totally voluntary organisation, including all managers, office workers and tutors. The Management Committee is elected annually, and operates under a Constitution which is designed to meet the requirements of U3A. 

How do I become a Volunteer Tutor?
Tutors are very important to us, and we would not exist without them. If you have been thinking of becoming a tutor or starting a discussion group, please see our Tutor Information Page.