Learning for Pleasure in Retirement with no separate enrolment fees for individual classes.
Goulburn Valley U3A began in 1988. While many activities take place at our
Centre in Esson Street Shepparton, other activities involve travelling out and
about. Courses are held each day of the week. Membership is open to anyone
over 50 years of age.
How do we Operate?
GVU3A members organise their own activities by drawing on the skills of one another.
Like minded members from all walks of life are encouraged to form groups and share
their knowledge with fellow members, all on a voluntary basis.
The Origins of U3A
The University of the Third Age is the age of active retirement following the first two ages of youth and work/home making. It was established in France in 1972 and now has members throughout Europe, Great Britain, Asia, North/South America and New Zealand. In 1984, the first U3As were formed in Melbourne on the British model. They spread throughout Victoria and by 1989, to every state and territory. Now over 60,000 people enjoy the educational , social, physical and creative activities offered.
Click on the image below to view a U3A information video.
Book Club 1,
Book Club 2,
Communicating with Computers,
Dance and Learn,
French Conversation and Grammar,
Introduction to Italian,
iPad Users Group,
Monday Lunch Club,
Multiculturalism in Shepparton,
News and Current Affairs
On the Train,
Q3A (Quizzing for the mind!),
Strength and Balance for Beginners,
Walk and Talk,
There are no separate enrolment fees for individual classes, and members, having paid their annual membership subscription, can join as many classes as they wish. A few groups charge a small fee to defray the costs of travel etc.
Application for Membership
Click the button to open and print an Application for Membership.
Complete the form and select your Membership payment option (lower section of form).