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Welcome to the Eastlakes U3A website

We are based on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie and generally cover the area from Charlestown in the North to Swansea in the South and from Belmont to Warners Bay East to West.

The menu on the left will allow you to easily find the information you are looking for whether you are already a member or a potential member looking for an introduction to our U3A community.

The $45 annual membership allows you to do as many classes as your time and interests allow at no extra cost – apart from some materials. This means that for $45 per year, you could potentially be attending classes all day, every day!

Whilst U3A stands for University of the Third Age, there are no tests or marks. At this time of our lives, this organisation is purely for social, physical and mental well being. So, if you’re retired or semi-retired, have some time up your sleeves and are looking at what to do with yourself, look no further. There’s plenty here to interest you!

Anyway, browse through our website and I’m sure there’s something here that will interest you. If you like what you see, spread it around your friends. We’re not a secret society! 

 2017 Program & Membership Form – New Classes Added

  New Classes for Term 2 starting in the week beginning 1st May

222.2 Golf Croquet each Tuesday during Term 2 at Pelican Bowling Club – good opportunity to try out this sport that you have probably seen but have never played or even know the rules.

510 Finding Your Writer’s Voice – this class was only going to be Term 1 but some class members wanted the class to continue – so it is but they need some more budding writers to join them.

Finally 516 Ukulele for Beginners plans to be a fun introduction to playing the Ukulele covering basic chords and simple strums.  You will need your own Ukulele however.

Use the menu on the left of this page and select ‘Programme & Membership’ to see the links to both documents in order to see the full details of these classes. Current members need only send an email to to apply to add these classes to their current selections.