Welcome to Newcastle U3A

Learning opportunities for retirees

Are you retired or semi-retired?   Let yourself grow through U3A

U3A is a self-help international organisation, where retired and semi-retired people provide courses for each other.  At Newcastle U3A (NU3A) our courses range from academic, skill, physically active and special interest classes, to relaxed social get-togethers.  Browse our Frequently Asked Questions or Newsletters , or view our 30th anniversary videoOlder but Bolder’, for a sneak peak.

NEWSFLASH: our exciting Term 3 and 4 program V3.1 (dated 21 July) is now available. Enrolments have re-opened following the initial enrolment period. For courses which still contain vacancies, go to How to Enrol to apply online.  If you are not yet a member for 2022, go to How to join and pay the midyear membership fee before enrolling. Term 3 started 25 July.  If you are enrolled in a full year course, you do not need to re-enroll.

See the Calendar for details and how to book our social get-togethers, excursions and opportunities to connect with other members. See Venue Maps for directions to venues.

Given the recent COVID wave, we ask that you PLEASE WEAR A MASK TO INDOOR SESSIONS. Also, to attend face-to-face classes in 2022, we:

  • comply with government COVID rules and give priority to the welfare of members
  • expect participants to be fully vaccinated, unless medically exempt. Some tutors may require evidence. Unvaccinated members may choose from our zoom options.
  • provide hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes
  • provide venue-specific detail in our COVID Safety Plan .  nb. Members must assess their own circumstances to determine if face-to-face attendance is appropriate and do not attend if presenting covid-like symptoms. 

The Membership fee for 2022 was $60 for the calendar year.  Financial members can attend as many classes as you choose (subject to class limits).  If joining for the first time in 2022, please pay the $45 midyear membership fee and apply to become a member before enrolling.

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