About U3A

Welcome to Bribie island U3A, a social and educational club for senior citizens. U3A is short for the University of the Third Age. Members come from Bribie Island and surrounding areas. A wide range of classes in many subjects is offered in four terms per annum, run by volunteer tutors.


Term 1 Tuesday 29th January to Friday 5th April
Term 2 Tuesday 23rd April to Friday 28th June
Term 3 Monday 15th July to Friday 20th September
Term 4 Tuesday 8th October to Friday 6th December


Class duration is usually 1-1.5 hours, and a wide variety of subjects is offered. Classes are held at the U3A premises at 156 First Avenue or in various offsite venues.


Volunteer receptionists run the office. U3A occupies purpose-built premises. Airconditioned classrooms are equipped with audio visual equipment. U3A also leases the Recreation Hall from the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The committee of 14 volunteers, each with specific roles & duties, meets monthly and publishes quarterly Newsletters. Social functions and outings are held regularly for all members. A Theatre Outings group runs regular bus trips to shows and ballet in Brisbane.

Committee 2018-2019: President: Greg Sibthorpe  Secretary: Joan Hamersley  Treasurer: Ian Corin

Ann Brooks, Angela Boodle, Barrie Boodle, Amanda Bronn, Barry Clark, Chris Clark, Ailsa Gaffy, Robin Connolly,
Roger Platt, Shona Shergold, Margaret Spooner (click to see the Committee and their responsibilities 2018)

Contact us

Introducing Bribie Island U3A – Beachmere Campus

U3A membership is required to attend any U3A activity. To join you can enrol at Beachmere or Bribie Island campus. Beachmere contacts:

Phone: 0456 685 736 or 0456 818 017

Reception: 5 Progress Avenue, Beachmere

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