Change text size:

Home & News

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 small annual membership fee 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! (This fee will rise to $50 for 2018 year pending approval at our AGM on 30 November).

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!

Browse through our website and there’s sure to be something here that will interest you. If you like what you see, tell your friends. 

AGM and showcase

November 30 at the Belmont 16’s

Showcase from 9.00am

AGM starts at 10.00am

  • Course information and exhibitions
  • AGM & election of Eastlakes U3A committee
  • Enrol in as many courses are you can fit into your week
  • $50 annual Membership fee covers ALL courses you want to do for 12 months 

Classes Added for Term 4

415.4 Making Movies with iPads

This class will run on Tuesdays from 3 to 4.30pm at “The Place” Charlestown but the dates are slightly different to the rest of Term 4 Classes.  It starts on the 26th October and finishes on 14th December.

This is an ideal class to get prepared to make some interesting and memorable movies of your family particularly the Grandchildren and possibly the Great Grandchildren over the Christmas Holidays.

517.4 Android for Beginners

This class will run on Fridays from 10:15 to 11:45 at “The Place” Charlestown. It is an excellent class for learning how to use an Android device (definately not Apple or Windows devices which are very different) for other than checking up on the grandchildren using Facebook.

Use the menu on the left of this page and select ‘Program & Membership’ where you will find both documents. Click on the link to the Program in order to see the full details of this class. Current members need only send an email to to apply to add a class to their current selections.