During the current crisis, our Office will remain closed at all times. You can still contact us by phone (0468 300 764) or email (

The Nillumbik U3A membership fee for 2021 is $50. However, the Committee realises that, due to the pandemic, not all members have had an opportunity to participate in classes during 2020. So for the year 2021 only, as a gesture of goodwill, we are offering the option of a reduced fee of $25. It is your free choice whether you pay $25 or $50. Associate membership will remain at $25.

Because the Office is currently closed, the only two payment options currently are:

  • Electronic bank transfer (Bendigo Bank; BSB – 633000; Account Number – 135510063; enter your membership number/surname in the reference).
  • By cheque sent by snail mail: Nillumbik U3A, PO Box 852, Eltham, 3095. NOT to the Courthouse directly.

Payment by cash will hopefully be available in January before classes start on 8th February.

Membership renewals

Membership fees must be paid prior to enrolment in any courses.

New members

Membership of Nillumbik U3A is open to all retired or semi retired, interested people.

The annual membership (Jan-Dec) covers the expenses of hiring venues, newsletters, postage, publicity and administrative costs.

As a member, you can join as many classes as there are vacancies. All classes are free but some may require a small additional charge for materials, photocopying, entrance fees or hiring equipment.

Please read our Code of Conduct Policy designed for the benefit and protection of the organisation and of members’ personal rights.

If you wish to join:

  • Download, complete and sign our membership form. Return by email, post (PO Box 852, Eltham 3095), or visit to the Office (10am to noon, Monday or Thursday in school terms only, Old Eltham Courthouse, corner of Brougham Street & Main Road, Eltham).
  • Pay your membership fee by direct deposit (BSB: 633000; Account number: 135510063; Account name: Nillumbik U3A – please add your name in the description), cash or cheque.

Our Office will notify new members once their application and payment has been processed. You will be sent a lanyard and badge showing their member number which can then be used to enrol in classes.