U3A is the largest provider of adult education programs for retirees in Queensland. All programs are provided by volunteers. There are now 35 U3A groups in Queensland including U3A Online, with an estimated 22,949 members. Classes are held in a whole range of different subjects; including: computing, languages, travel, the arts and a range of physical fitness activities suitable for more senior adults. We learn for the joy of learning and there are no pressures of exams.
Learning in your later years has proven not only to benefit your physical health but your overall wellbeing. Contact your local U3A today to learn the benefits of lifelong learning and meeting new friends. This could be the best move you ever make!
Should you be interested in starting up a U3A in your area you can find out how by going to Starting a U3A page in our resources and downloading the Start Up Kit.
If you wish to share your experiences, expertise in management, as a tutor or as a presenter of a specialised subject, talk to your local U3A group who would welcome your contribution.
Queensland U3As will reopen for limited face to face classes from the beginning of 2022. However, there may be some delays to opening dates due to the recent Covid Omicron variant. These classes will be subject to strict Covid regulations regarding class sizes and enhanced cleaning arrangements.
To check the opening dates of your U3A, go to their individual website by clicking on the following link: Member's page
What is U3A?
Each U3A is a community organisation which promotes healthy ageing by sharing educational, creative, leisure activities provided by their own members. We ask for no qualifications for membership and we award no degrees or diplomas.
U3A Network Queensland Inc.
U3A Network Queensland was established in 2009. It is a state wide voice for the U3A movement in Queensland. We became incorporated on 6 August 2009 (IA37380). View our constitution on the ABOUT page.
The Network represents 35 U3A groups throughout the state, including U3A Online.
State Bodies and National
At state level U3A groups have formed Networks which provide many benefits to their constituents. Networks have been established in Victoria in 1988, New South Wales 1995, South Australia 2006, Queensland 2009 and Western Australia in 2012.
U3A Australian Alliance fosters closer co-operation between U3As across Australia; coordinating where necessary a national standpoint on issues of mutual interest.