2022 term 2

A regular full program starts on Tuesday 26 April

A reminder. Masks are not mandatory … but it is entirely up to you if feel comfortable wearing one

Welcome back Ancient history, Mahjong, Non-fiction reading & other favourites


 Shark & Ray centre outing 

learn all about these amazing animals

a welcome talk and safety briefing from an experienced guide

a guided tour (especially tailored for seniors)

an opportunity to feed and pet animals

see the program for details

25th Anniversary Celebration see link in menu above

Membership fees

We are trialling fee payment via internet banking this year.

Please see your ‘updates’ email recently circulated for our bank details.


NSW U3A Network

remote learning resources during these unusual times – see our LINKS page

Stay in touch, read our In Touch  flyer. Go to the NEWS page or click here ⇒ InTouch No. 3

Covid-19 advice from the Federal & NSW governments & HNE Health

Click here >>> Aus Gov Health / Covid19

Click here >>> NSW Gov/ Covid-19

Click here >>> Hunter New England Health

and Kate Washington MP click > Kate Washington

What you should do to protect yourself and others

Information on Covid19 vaccination covid-19-vaccines

Flu jab time > Stop the flu in 22

Port Stephens Third Age Learning

Enjoy the company of like-minded people and the opportunity to make new friends who are interested in a pleasant, sociable and learning environment. The emphasis is on lifelong learning – and keeping those grey cells busy!

What is U3A?

U3A is short for the University of the Third Age where people who have retired (or semi-retired) meet to pursue their interests. In 1973, Toulouse University (France) ran courses for retirees leading to the formation of U3A. The concept spread rapidly across Europe and America. U3A underwent a change in the UK and it was this model which reached our shores in 1984 – starting in Melbourne. 

No qualifications are required to join and no essays, exams or awards are given. All organisations are run by volunteers who tap the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and talents found among the U3A members.

Port Stephens U3A was founded by an enthusiastic group in 1995 who declared “just because you’ve stopped earning, doesn’t mean you have to stop learning!”   Now, 27 years later, that small group has blossomed to nudging 300 members who enjoy pursuing a variety of interests both old and new.

Want to know more? Please take a look at our web pages [click on the menu at the top of the page] detailing our program and the membership application form.

For more information about Port Stephens U3A send an email to the > Secretary       Or come along to ..


first Wednesday of every month (except January), 2.30pm

Tomaree Community Centre, Salamander Bay

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

~George Bernard Shaw​

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