About Us

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.

U3A Stonnington was established for people in their third age who are generally 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.

U3A Stonnington 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.  These courses are not accepted by government initiatives such as Job Seeker.

U3A Stonnington welcomes early retirees, including very early retirees!

Acknowledgement of Country

U3A Stonnington acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.

Committee of Management

Elizabeth Brown, President
Peter Ward, Vice-President
Ian Singleton, Secretary
Doug Thomas, Treasurer
Daniela Furyk, Assistant Treasurer
Joyce Buso, Margaret Hay, Netta Heine, Ilse Hempenstall, Sue Majewski, Denise Nadebaum

To contact any committee member please email us using

The U3A Movement

You can read here about the U3A movement local and wordwide.