Port Stephens U3A

Third age learning … by the sea


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All Port Stephens U3A courses, talks and events

have been cancelled as of

MONDAY 23 March until further notice.

Stay home, stay safe, call a friend 😀

in the meantime, try the U3A online resources

See the USEFUL LINKS page ➡ 

or go to


see the links below for the official government advice and restrictions for Covid-19


Welcome to 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, 25 years later, that small group has blossomed to over 270 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 topics on the right] detailing our program and the membership form.

For more information about Port Stephens U3A contact the > Secretary

Or come along to …

CUPPA & CHAT (cancelled)

2.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January)

Tomaree Community Centre, Salamander Bay

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