Welcome to Newcastle U3A

Learning opportunities for retirees

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

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a self-help international organisation, where retired and semi-retired people over the age of 50 provide courses for each other.  At Newcastle U3A (NU3A) our courses range from academic, skill and special interest classes, to relaxed social get-togethers. Browse our Frequently Asked Questions for more about how we operate.

From 16 March 2020, NU3A responded to the COVID-19 crisis by closing all face-to face classes. Some classes continued on Zoom or other online formats for the remainder of Term 2 and Term 3.  In Term 4, some face to face courses and excursions recommenced, together with Zoom and online.

Face to face classes will be subject to:

  • compliance with government restrictions, including class size limits (and some associated venue changes)
  • members complying with our  COVID Safety Plan  and
  • members assessing their own circumstances to determine if face to face attendance is appropriate.

NEWSFLASH:  It’s not too late to join and enrol in the Semester 1 2021 Program !!

Enrolments closed 13 January 2021 and ballots were conducted to randomly select those successful in courses which were oversubscribed. You should have now received by email the courses in which you are enroled or waitlisted.  Semester 1  commences 1 February 2021. Enrolments are now re-opened for courses in which places are still available. You are encouraged to enrol online.  

Membership fees remain at $60 for 2021 and entitle you to attend as many classes during the year as you choose (subject to class limits).  To enjoy our courses and activities you will need to be a member. Both new and continuing members should apply for membership for 2021 online, then enrol in the courses of your choice. For those unable to apply for membership or enrol online, please contact us.

Also see our Calendar of Social get-togethers for opportunities to connect with other members.

Wishing all a safe and Happy New Year

Jenny Williams, President

Visit our Contact page to get in touch