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We send out regular newsletters to around 1,400 people in total. You can read these newsletters on our newsletter page. Our latest newsletter was sent out on 20th September. If you would like to receive the newsletters yourself, just sign up.

As of 28th September, we have 758 members paid up for 2022.

Our membership fee for 2022 is $50. However, the Committee realises that, due to the pandemic, not all members have had an opportunity to fully participate in classes during 2021. So for the year 2022 only, as a gesture of goodwill, we are offering the option of a reduced fee of $25. It is your free choice whether you pay $25 or $50. Associate membership will remain at $25.

Our Office is at Eltham Central Pavilion, 18 Panther Place. Map. It is open (during term times only) on Mondays, 1-3pm and Thursdays, 10am-midday. Email: office@nillumbiku3a.org.au. Phone: 0468 300 764.

Nillumbik U3A President, Guy Palmer, was interviewed by Geoff Paine, long term Eltham resident, new Eltham Councillor, curator of the Stories From The Shire Facebook page and actor on Neighbours(!). Watch the resulting video. Quite a lot of photos of our activities are included in the video.

Guy’s is one of a series of recent interviews with local community groups conducted by Geoff. Other interviews include:

Nillumbik U3A provides a wide range of courses including languages, physical activities, cards & puzzles, and classes related to music, art, literature, history, science and more. Our courses are open to all retired and semi-retired people. We currently have around 700 members enrolled in around 80 different courses. There are no entry requirements and no exams. All those involved in the U3A are volunteers. Our membership is just $50 a year and participation in classes is then free.

U3A stands for University of the Third Age – the time of active retirement from full time employment. The term ‘University’ is used in its original sense as a community of people sharing ideas and knowledge. There are no exams, entry levels or qualifications necessary to participate and no awards are given. All you need to bring to our classes are your life experiences. With ageing populations, the U3A movement is rapidly spreading in many parts of the world. Victoria now has around 100 U3As in both urban and rural areas.

Nillumbik U3A is indebted to the following organisations for their financial contributions over the years.