"Connecting Seniors to Lifelong learning"

The Bundaberg Conference is now over and the host for the 2020 conference is:
U3A Redlands District

Conference theme

Redlands Performing Arts Centre
Venue for the 2020 conference
2-3 June

President's Council "Road Show" meeting in Mackay

A third President's Council meeting for the year was held in Mackay on Wednesday 24th July at the Mackay Regional Council Chambers and was attended by the Mayor of the Mackay Regional Council, Greg Williamson. U3As from Townsville, Rockhampton, Capricorn Coast and hosted by Mackay, were represented and attending from U3A Network Queensland were President, Gail Bonser and Secretary, Alison Taylor.
Meeting the challenges of the future, the growing of membership and creating awareness of U3A in local communities were among the many subjects discussed on the day.


U3A Brisbane Management Committee member Dr Martin Bridgstock, a well-qualified academic researcher, has written a paper entitled The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership. The paper sets out to examine whether Universities of the Third Age benefit the health and welfare of their members.The overall conclusion is that the activities promoted by Universities of the Third Age are strongly beneficial to the physical health and the cognitive health and wellbeing of their members. Feel free to download and use this paper that Martin has generously made available to all U3As

Newsletters - Grey Matters & the National Bulletin

The National Alliance of U3A - U3A Alliance Australia - now has a newsletter which provides news from most states of Australia.

All issues of our Queensland newsletter - Network News - are available from this site

Your Third Age

U3A is the largest provider of adult education programs for retirees in Queensland. All programs are provided by volunteers. There are now 34 U3A groups in Queensland (including U3A online) with an estimated 22,000 members. Weekly classes are held in a whole range of subjects - including computing, languages, travel, the Arts and a range of physical fitness activities. We learn for the joy of learning- no prerequisites, no exams!

If you wish to share your experiences or expertise in management or as a tutor or as the presenter of a special interest talk, your local U3A group will welcome your offer.   

Look on the Find Qld U3As or Members pages to find a group near you. Many have their own websites where you can obtain details of programs and membership application forms.

Click here to learn more about U3A in Queensland or interstate, to view our promotional videos or read the aims of our network outlined in our network constitution.

Your Committee

U3A Network Queensland appoints a management committee to manage its operations. These members are only too happy to assist members in many ways. If you have a query please Contact Us

 Resources page information for starting up a new U3A.

Strategic Plan 2018 -2021

Start your own U3A

U3A Network Queensland works collaboratively with the following organisations

COTA Queensland & LGAQ (Local Government Association of Queensland)

Find out more - click on the logo to go to their websites

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