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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 wellbeing. 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.

If you have a special topic that interests you and it’s not already being offered, maybe you’d like to consider being a Leader.

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!


2014 – Two more New Classes in Term 3

As advertised in the Echo, we ran a trial session of an exercise programme called Balance ‘n’ Bones.  Members who participated were very impressed and enthusiastic as the exercises were varied, addressed many of our physical issues and were well within our fitness levels.  As a result we have several volunteers to become Leaders this year in Terms 3 and 4. Here are the details:

Balance ‘n’ Bones is an exercise DVD designed for U3A classes. It is a combination of Pilates, aerobics and relaxation. It is a holistic approach aimed  at keeping us moving while focussing on balance, strength and coordination. The exercises are suited to our fitness levels and  with clear instructions. You will need hand weights and a light, soft ball (about 20cm diameter). No mat needed.

222:                      Balance ‘n’ Bones 

Venue:                 Charlestown Community Centre – The Place Pearson St, Charlestown

Time:                   Tuesday   8.15 – 9.15                  Terms 3 & 4     Leader:      Dianne Humble

315:                       Balance ‘n’ Bones 

Venue:                 Swansea Centre  Pacific Hwy, Swansea

Time:                   Wednesday  10.00 – 11.00am    Terms 3 & 4    Leader:    Sandy Freeman

If you are interested in doing one (or both) of these classes please email our enrolment officer at  to enrol.  Please include your name, phone number and your class choice.   Anyone you know not on email, can you please tell them the class is running and details. See side menu for pictures!