About Us

Our history in brief

Nillumbik U3A began in June 2008 when a public meeting was held to gauge interest in such an organisation. A steering committee was formed and in Term 4, 2008 four courses were held as an offshoot of Whittlesea U3A.

In November 2008, Nillumbik U3A was officially launched, and we started our own courses at Hurstbridge in February 2009. Following continued success and interest, a new campus was launched at Eltham in July 2012 and, as at 2020, we have around 650 members with around 75 course options available.

Further information about all current courses is available on our course descriptions page.

Courses are currently run at various venues across Nillumbik.

U3A Members or members of the public are most welcome to offer courses in their special areas of expertise.


81 312 903 793.

Our tutors

If you would like to offer your services as a tutor, please contact our office staff or you can download an application form.

A handbook for Tutors and Class Leaders can be downloaded here.

Tutors are also able to download an Incident/Accident report form.

Our committee

Following the 2022 AGM, we congratulate Guy Palmer and his committee on their election.

President’s report
Treasurer’s report.

2023-24 Office Holders
President: Dianne Parslow
Secretary: Cath Bauman
Treasurer: Margaret Schooneveldt

Brian Jones
Carole Meade
David Chambers
Dennis Smith
Julie Smith
Karen Redrup
Milena Gojanovic
Pam Griffith
Rob Glanvill

Committee meetings: second Wednesday of each month at 2pm.
Venue (usually): rotates between Diamond Creek, Eltham and Hurstbridge

Nillumbik U3A rules of association.

Members are encouraged to seek nomination for our committee and should contact the Secretary to apply.

Members may, if they wish, nominate another member to vote on their behalf at the AGM. Download the proxy voting form.

Victor Ailakis

Life members
Bill Naim
Eve Scopes
Laraine Hussey
Sabi Buehler
Stuart Winstanley

Some of our other volunteers

Office staff
Dianne Parslow
Gail Tuck
Jan Taylor
Karen Redrup
Maree Papworth
Ray Crowe
Sandra Lamb
Sue Bailey

Reception staff
Laraine Hussey
Pam Griffith
Sue Dawson
Val Harrop

Kitchen volunteers
Barbara Knell (Old Eltham Courthouse)
Greg Scott (Old Eltham Courthouse)
Jenni Bull (Eltham Guide Hall)
Linda Duncan (Eltham Central Pavilion)
Robyn Pound (Eltham Central Pavilion)