U3A is an inter­na­tional volunteer organ­isa­tion providing educa­tional, creative and leisure oppor­tun­ities in a friendly envir­on­ment for people over 50 who are no longer in full-time employ­ment. U3A Adelaide is a member organ­isa­tion of U3A South Australia (see separate tab and link at bottom of the page).

U3A is run entirely by volun­teers and draws on the knowledge, exper­i­ence and skills of its members to learn from each other and share exper­i­ences in a relaxed, social environment. 

With over 800 members and around 100 courses, members can choose from a wide range of classes and social activ­ities. The member­ship fee entitles one to enrol in any number of courses. The under Courses/Members go to Courses which displays the current course list in languages, liter­ature, History, Music, Philosophy, Art and more.

Membership types and fees

MembershipDescription Amount
Full Member Membership $75
Associate Member Member of another U3A (proof required) $40
Half year Member After July in current year $40
Associate Half Year Member Member of another U3A (proof required) $20
Member Tutor Enrolled in other courses $75
Honorary Tutor Solely a Tutor $0
Life Member Life Member $0
updated Jan ’24


Enrolment can be completed online. See Courses/Members and Enrol as a New Member There is also a detailed New Members Guide. You can also phone 8359 3307. Further contact inform­a­tion can be found under Contact Us


U3A is run by an elected manage­ment board of members. Everyone is encour­aged to contribute volun­tarily to its running to ensure it is an active and vibrant organ­isa­tion. If you enjoy being part of the U3A community and feel you would like to give something back to the organ­isa­tion, please consider becoming a volunteer or tutor. There is detailed inform­a­tion about manage­ment under the About Us menu heading.