About U3A

History of the U3A Movement
History of U3A in Australia

U3A Hobart is a wholly self-funded independent organisation formed in 1990 to provide daytime courses for its members. It is run by members who volunteer their time to ensure the smooth operation of the organisation.
Any senior person may join. There are no entry requirements, and no limit to the number of courses in which members may enrol. Join
Our U3A Hobart 2024 Brochure

Classes in the arts, humanities, languages, sciences and social sciences are offered over three ten-week terms, and are scheduled Monday to Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm.
Many courses run throughout the year, others for a half or full term.
The Annual Roy and Maureen Davies Memorial Lecture occurs during the summer break and is open to the public.
Our tutors are all volunteers, many of whom are retired professionals, teachers and academics.
Small classes are held in our premises in the Commerce Annexe on UTAS Sandy Bay upper campus, and we use the Lecture Theatre on Level 1 of the adjacent Old Commerce Building for larger groups. See Location
Newsletters containing details of the following term’s program are distributed quarterly.

We have almost 500 members. Membership, Classes and Enrolments are all managed through UMAS, our Membership and Enrolment System.

U3A Hobart in not connected to any government or other organisations, nor does it receive any outside subsidy or payments. U3A Hobart Rules of the Association

Volunteering: Getting involved is a great way to meet other members!
U3A is powered entirely by renewable energy — the enthusiasm of our volunteers. From program co-ordinators to tutors, from committee members to those who help with our computer and AV equipment or morning tea or posting newsletters — all give their time and energy to help U3A stay afloat and interesting. To keep it like that, we‘re on the lookout for new blood, new skills, new ideas, new enthusiasm. So new volunteers are always welcome.
For more information see Contacts, or volunteer when you are enrolling for courses.