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You have reached the home page of U3A Shoalhaven. The U3A movement in Australia is a loose collection of local U3A organisations who all support the general aims and directions of providing life-long learning opportunities for their members in their ‘third age’ using the skills of their members gained during their ‘second age.
Are you of mature age? Retired? Want to learn something new or join a discussion group? Then U3A is for you! You can exercise your brain by participating in or leading a group and sharing your interests with others.

U3A is an international movement which promotes and practises lifelong learning by providing low cost educational opportunities for retired people in a relaxed and informal environment. No prior educational qualifications are required; no degrees are awarded.

About Us

U3A Shoalhaven began in 1987 with 30 members. Today, we have about 330 active members. Some members become inactive for a while but  the number remains pretty constant as new people come to settle in the area. This enables us to maintain and expand upon a variety of interesting courses as well as welcoming new participants with fresh thoughts and ideas.

The Committee would like to invite anyone who has ever thought they might like to be a Course Leader but didn’t think they could do it for whatever reason to contact the Course Co-ordinator or the Secretary. Courses can be about something you have a lot of experience in or something you are passionate about.  See the page “Activities” for an indication of what we cover. If you have an idea for a new course – we would love to hear about it. See also Presenter Guidelines (technical)

How to join

If you would like to become a member, go to “U3ACourse Booking Form” which you can fill in on-line, print and post to the Secretary. You can enrol in courses using the same form.

ENROLMENTS: Will be taken in the office or by mail. Check links at the top for current courses. Enrolments can also be posted or left in the letter box at the entrance to 48 Berry Street, Nowra.  The date for courses to commence for each term is shown under the term dates link above.
JOINING FEE (New Members Only) ($1); plus ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR 2017 ($10). Once you are a member for the year you can enrol in any courses which are listed under the link “Current Courses Nowra”

Please return the form by mail to:
5/48 Berry St. Nowra 2541
or in person to the office during enrolment hours.

U3A Shoalhaven owns no premises of its own and courses are generally held in  rooms at 5/48 Berry Street Nowra. We do not have general meetings apart from the Annual General Meeting which is held at the beginning of Term 4.

Other Resources

Members should familiarise themselves with resources available through our parent organisation and could start  ” Here.” In particular there are opportunities to explore topics that are not in our course list. There is a library of topics which are downloadable, some in pdf format and others in PowerPoint format. See the catalogues “Here”. If you find something there that appeals to you there is a link there for contacting the librarian and arranging a download