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During the current crisis, we are circulating a weekly newsletter to our members and beyond – around 1,000 people in total. You can read these newsletters on our newsletter page. Our latest newsletter was sent out on 8th December. If you would like to receive the newsletters yourself, just sign up.

Term 1, 2021 will be starting on 8th February:

  1. Most of our face-to-face classes will be re-starting in Term 1, 2021. Here is the overall class timetable. Here are the descriptions for each of the classes.
  2. Membership fees for 2021 are now due. Go to our membership page for details. You can choose whether you pay $25 or 50.
  3. Online enrolments are now open.
  4. You cannot enrol in any classes until you have paid your membership fees.
  5. Whilst the classes have been finalised, their venues will still be subject to change before the start of term in February because our discussions with the Council and others about venue availability are still ongoing.

During the current crisis, our Office will remain closed. You can still contact us by phone (0468 300 764) or email (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).

Nillumbik U3A President, Guy Palmer, was recently interviewed by Geoff Paine, long term Eltham resident, 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 650 members enrolled in around 75 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.

During the current crisis, our Office will remain closed. You can still contact us by phone (0468 300 764) or email (office@nillumbiku3a.org.au).
Nillumbik U3A Office, Old Eltham Courthouse, Brougham Street & Main Road, Eltham, 3095.
Mondays & Thursdays, 10am-midday in term time only (see term dates).

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