About Us


Our Short History

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 March 2019 we have almost 600 members with around 60 course options available.

Further information about all current courses is available through the Courses link above.

Courses are currently run at different venues as indicated in the Course details. As we expand our activities, classes and events will be run at various venues throughout the Shire of Nillumbik.


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

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

A handbook for Tutors and Class Leaders is attached here. Tutors are also able to download an Incident Report here.



Following the 2019 AGM we congratulate Guy Palmer and his committee on their election

AGM : Minutes : President’s Presentation : Treasurer’s Report

2019-20 Committee:

President:  Guy Palmer

Vice President:  Dianne Parslow

Secretary:  Cath Bauman

Treasurer:  Debra Forbes


Lesley Wing Jan

Ken Wing Jan

Rosemary Aitken

Pam Griffith

Gail Clayton

Gillian Essex


Nillumbik U3A statement of Purposes and Rules – Parts 1 & 2


Members are encouraged to seek nomination for our committee and should contact the Secretary to apply or, if unable to attend the AGM, complete and provide a proxy appointment form found here.


Next Committee Meeting:  Second Wednesday of each Month at 2pm.

Venue : Diamond Creek Senior Citizens, 32-34 Elizabeth St, Diamond Creek (Melways 12 B6)