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We send out regular newsletters to around 1,600 people in total. You can read these newsletters on our newsletter page. Our latest newsletter was sent out on 26th September. If you would like to receive these free newsletters yourself, just sign up.

As of 26th September, our paid up membership for 2023 was 879.

Join Nillumbik U3A.

Enrol in classes. Read our class timetable. Read our course descriptions.

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.

Erstwhile Nillumbik U3A President, Guy Palmer, was interviewed by Geoff Paine, long term Eltham resident, 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 was one of a series of interviews with local community groups conducted by Geoff. Other interviews included:

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 and we have no age limits. We currently have around 900 members enrolled in around 90 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.