U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the ages of youth and working life.

University is taken in its original meaning a “community of teachers and scholars” – there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams!

U3A is a worldwide organization for retired or semi-retired persons. U3A courses/activities cover interests such as Sport, Family History, Exercise, Philosophy, Photography, The Arts, Language, Technology, Lunch Groups, Travel, Dance, Geology, History, Health, Music, Craft and Writing. U3A requires no prior learning.


  • Half year membership $35. There are still some spaces in classes in Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Pittsworth. Contact Tutors.
  • Read Term 3 Newsletter here. Read Tributes to Rhonda Weston AM and David Weston who retired at the AGM.
  • For ‘This Week’ go to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/toowoombau3a. View the collage ‘New Horizons’ by Julie Grant which won the Peoples Choice Award in the Art Competition at the U3A Network State Conference, celebrating 50 years of U3A worldwide. Prof. Francois Vellas from Toulouse, France, World U3A President attended.

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About Us

U3A in Toowoomba Inc. is one of many similar U3A organizations in Australia. Formed in 1990 we provide educational and leisure courses/activities to seniors.

We have over 1900 members and we offer 140 courses each week; all of these at a low cost.

U3A in Toowoomba Inc. is a member of the Association of International Universities of the Third Age (AIUTA), and a member of U3A Network Qld Inc. 

Management and tutors are volunteers.  

Many classes are held at 7 Matthews Street, Toowoomba. All Members are welcome to join classes in Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Pittsworth depending on vacancies.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toowoomba U3A

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The office of U3A in Toowoomba Inc.
Located in the Philharmonic Performance Complex,
7 Matthews Street, Harristown.
PO Box, 404 Drayton North.  4350