About Us

A very warm welcome to Latrobe Valley U3A’s web site.  U3A is an acronym for the University of the Third Age.  Although not strictly a University in the accepted sense, we are part of an educational organization that extends to almost every country in the world.  It is a non-political, non-religious institution, designed to provide low-cost educational opportunities for retired people in a relaxed and informal environment.  Its main purpose is to promote self-help education and practice lifelong learning.  No prior educational qualifications are required, and no degrees are awarded.

The ‘Third Age’ in the title refers to a phase of life.  After the first age of dependent childhood and education comes the second age of independent adulthood in work and home-making, followed by the third age, retirement.

U3As are voluntary Seniors’ Groups that provide educational, recreational and social programs. Each U3A is organised by and for people who can best be described as being active in retirement or semi-retirement, the third age of our lives.

Latrobe Valley U3A was established for people in their third age who are over the age of 50 and are retired or are semi-retired. Our Mission is to provide opportunities for seniors to learn, teach, share and to give mutual support to each other in a friendly and warm environment, regardless or ethnicity, religion, ability or disability.

Our courses cover a wide range of interest areas, from academic to physical and artistic activities. Our members enjoy both the intellectual engagement and the social aspect of our courses.

Latrobe Valley U3A is open to anyone who is retired or no longer working full time. No qualifications are required to join. Our courses are non-competitive, without marks or exams. We focus on enabling members to expand their knowledge in existing areas, and to explore new fields and activities.

Important Dates

Annual General MeetingTue 19 Mar 2024 11:00am
Autumn LuncheonTue 19 Mar 2024 12:00pm

Latrobe Valley U3A Inc.

ABN: 23440271038

Incorporated Association Registration Number: A0020899S

Committee Members

PresidentTina Richardson
SecretaryFlo White0493 478 044
TreasurerLola Gay
Assistant Treasurer, Risk ManagementWayne Tyrrell
Vice President, GrantsJohn Mihan
Equipment OfficerWendy Brown
Gardener extraordinaireJill Fidler
Newsletter Editor, Welfare OfficerMarijke Poot
Courses and Venues Co-ordinatorAdam Sharp
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