University of the Third Age 
Armidale Inc.

U3A Armidale was established in 1992. It is part of a worldwide movement which was founded in France in 1972. The first Australian U3A was formed in Melbourne in 1984. There are now about 300 U3As in Australia, with about 100,000 members.


The 2024 yearly membership fee is $75.
The 1 July to 31 December 2024 membership fee is $45.  
Existing Members Members can login and then edit their contact details, pay membership fees and enrol in courses.
A manual of how to use the Member Login can be downloaded or printed here if required.
Member Login
New Members  People wishing to join U3AA can do so by following the link below.
A manual of how to use the Join Us link can be downloaded or printed here if required.
Join Us
Tutors Tutors can access the Tutor's Portal link below.
A manual of how to use the Tutors link can be downloaded or printed here if required.
Tutors Portal

Courses and Activities

The U3AA courses run in two semesters.
2024 Semester 2 Course Booklet
2024 Semester 1 Course Booklet
Details of Course Classes Select a day below for classes on a particular day, or select All Days for a list of all classes.
Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday   Saturday   Sunday
All Days
For those courses/activities that have the comment Office Only, this means that the Leader wishes to check that new participants are appropriate for their course/activity and that enrolment is only available via the U3AA office, not online. Please contact the Leader in the first instance.
All courses/activities have their own waiting list (in date order of enrolment) and Leaders invite members to join as vacancies become available.

2024 Tuesday Talks

  • 6 February

  • Jill Spilsbury  My life and UNE

  • 13 February

  • Internet talk  Easter Island

  • 20 February

  • Gordon Cope  The Mondragon cooperatives
    and why they are so important.

  • 5 March

  • Kath Bleechmore The role of Adult Education in my life

  • 12 March

  • Internet talk  Military Disasters - Petersburg 1864

  • 19 March

  • Betty Stroud  Transforming your travel stories into a book

  • 2 April

  • Peter Chambers Legends of Broken Hill

  • 9 April

  • No Internet talk this week

  • 16 April

  • Internet talk The end of slavery Act 1831

  • 7 May

  • Jane Davies Volunteering Opportunities in Armidale

  • 14 May

  • Internet talk The Industrial Revolution - Electricity

  • 21 May

  • Rhonda Hall Armidale Service Centre

  • 4 June 

  • Bar Finch A Life in Houses

  • 11 June

  • Internet talk The Industrial Revolution - Flight

  • 18 June

  • John Wearne Charlie Chaplin and the Kid

  • 6 August

  • Ian Johnstone and Bill Oates Armidale Weather

  • 13 August

  • Internet talk History of Railways

  • 20 August

  • Eric Baker  Preventative Health in the Older Population

  • 3 September

  • Murray Giles    Armchair Travel in Japan

  • 10 September

  • Internet talk  Tsunamis

  • 17 September

  • Tom Moore  My life, sorry I wasn't there.

  • 1 October

  • 8 October

  • Internet talk

  • 15 October

  • 5 November

  • 12 November

  • Internet talk

  • 19 November


 Obtain the June 2024 Newsletter here.

Obtain the February 2024 Newsletter here.

Obtain the December 2023 Newsletter here.

Obtain the October 2023 Newsletter here.

Obtain the August 2023 Newsletter here.

Sponsors and Supporters


  • Bunnings

  • New England Foot Clinic 02 6772 0725

  • Country Glass and Aluminium 0427 679 242

  • Chris Ferris, Armidale Horticultural Services 0458 474 035

  • SportUNE


Armidale Regional Council
Tamworth Regional U3A
U3A Network NSW