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 2024, we have almost 900 members with around 88 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 fill in a new course or tutor application form (Word document) (alternatively, here is a PDF version).

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

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

Our committee

2024-25 Office Holders
President: Dianne Parslow
Secretary:  Milena Gojanovic
Treasurer: Margaret Schooneveldt

Ann Madigan
Carole Meade
Denise Ferguson
Karen Redrup

Nillumbik U3A rules of association (2024)

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.

Paul Siostrom

Life members
Bill Naim
Eve Scopes
Laraine Hussey
Mal Harrop
Sabi Buehler
Stuart Winstanley
Tony Lee

Some of our other volunteers

Office admin staff

Karen Redrup
Maree Papworth
Laraine Hussey
Val Harrop
Ray Crowe
Vera Dorman
Pam Griffith
Sandra Lamb
Sue Bailey
Violeta Georgievska
Ann Madigan
Anne Rohrer
Diane Fitzmaurice

Kitchen volunteers
Barbara Knell (Old Eltham Courthouse)
Greg Scott (Old Eltham Courthouse)
Jenni Bull and Acquiring Art group (Eltham Guide Hall)
Lyn Frazer (Eltham Central Pavilion)
Sandra Lamb (Eltham Central Pavilion)