Nillumbik University of the Third Age (U3A) welcomes retirees and semi-retirees to join our friendly community. We offer opportunities for members to engage in great learning, sporting, artistic and social activities without a need for formal educational qualifications – all that’s required is a love of learning and a friendly outlook.


Our newsletter

We send out regular newsletters (Gibber Gabbers) to around 1,700 people in total. You can read these newsletters on our newsletter page.

Our latest Gibber Gabber was sent out on 5th February.

If you are not a member but would like to receive these free newsletters yourself, just sign up.

Our 2024 term 1 classes

We currently run around 90 different courses each term. These cover a wide range of subjects including languages, physical activities, cards & puzzles, and classes related to music, art, literature, history and science.

Enrol in classes.

Read our class timetable.

Read our course descriptions.

Our Office & 2024 term dates

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: Tel: 0468 300 764.

T1Mon, 5 FebruaryThu, 28 March
T2Mon, 22 AprilFri, 28 June
T3Mon, 22 JulyFri, 20 September
T4Mon, 14 OctoberFri, 6 December


Membership is open to all retired and semi-retired people and we have no age limits. We have around 900 members.

Our annual fee is just $55 a year and participation in classes is then free.

If not already a member, join us.

If a member, renew your membership for 2024.

Our upcoming events

North East Link Program (Wiebke Wenzel) @ Eltham Central Pavilion
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The presentation will be led by Wiebke Wenzel, who works for North East Link.

Two current major road projects will transform the Greensborough to Rosanna area. The 6.5km North East Link tunnels from Watsonia to Bulleen will fix the missing link in our city’s freeway network, hopefully take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and reduce travel times by up to 35 minutes. The M80 Ring Road Completion will upgrade the M80 Ring Road, connect to the new North East Link tunnels and move through-traffic under a new Grimshaw Street interchange.

Go and learn about the designs, what’s happening in construction and what to expect in 2024 when travelling through the area.

Book your place by emailing Pam Griffith.

Yes, Prime Minister (play) @ Eltham Little Theatre
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

During 2024, Eltham Little Theatre are generously offering U3A members half price tickets for their Thursday evening and Sunday matinee shows. The dates for which this is applicable for Yes, Prime Minister are Thursday, 29th February and Sundays, 18th and 25th February.

The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion-pound loan. Moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. Political machinations, media manipulation and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.

By the writers of the original television series.

Here are the mechanics: you book your tickets online. Choose the date, then either individual tickets or a full table of 6, then the number of ‘U3A member’ tickets, then enter the ‘502024’ discount code in the ‘gift certificate / promotion code’ box, then pay.

View calendar

Our class blogs

Many of our classes blog on this website, including our art classes, choir, golf, jazz appreciation, our walking groups and our writing groups.

Look at some of the art produced by our members.

Or read some of their poems.

Or stories from our Collaborative Writing Group, our Writing Workshop and others.

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