Starting from humble beginnings with 45 members in 1993, U3A Pine Rivers now offers a variety of classes and activities to more than 1000 members.  Read about the History of U3A Pine Rivers.

What's New at U3A Pine Rivers


In the Loop - June 2024 is now available.  Download using the button below.

This news bulletin is designed to keep you in the loop regarding news and activities of U3A Pine Rivers for the current month.  You will notice an index at the beginning, and the U3A Pine Rivers Directory at the end, with all of the news, information and entertainment in between. 

What's inside?

  • Info from the President - including U3A Pine Rivers Centre improvements
  • Excess concession stamps please
  • Men's Health Week 10-16 June
  • U3A Network Qld State Conference - Beaudesert May 2024
  • Theatre outings - Coco Chanel ballet, Grease The Musical 
  • Coach trips – Cobb & Co Trail
  • Caravan & Camping Group - rallies for the rest of 2024
  • Class notices - Tutor meeting & lunch, skills to share
  • Wellbeing section:
    • Pets that live the longest
    • Charities taking knitted goods
    • Safety using public wi-fi
    • Mental Stimulation - easy and challenging puzzles

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Thank you for your generosity in attending Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, hosted by U3A Pine Rivers on 23 May 2024, and enthusiastically participating in the fundraising activities.  This year we have raised more than $2,500 with your help.

Thank you to everyone who was involved with planning, setting up, donation of raffle prizes, providing the music entertainment, attending, cleaning up….

University of the Third Age (U3A)

The Third Age is the best time of your life!

  • Our First Age is childhood.
  • Our Second Age is the mid part of our lives, with the responsibilities of career and family.
  • Our Third Age is the best time of our lives.  A time when we are free to explore, learn, and share knowledge.

Now is the Time…

  • to learn something new
  • to keep an active mind
  • to meet new friends

For more information, please call us on 3880 6677 or drop into the U3A Pine Rivers Centre, 1480 Anzac Ave, Kallangur.

Reception is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 midday.




Everyone who "works' at U3A Pine Rivers is a volunteer. Without the people who give their time freely, this organisation would not exist.

Volunteer positions

There are some positions, or roles, that require some level of committment.

  • Tutors and activity leaders
  • Members of the Management Committee, including the executive positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Organisational roles including: Caterer, Centre Manager, Course Coordinator, Communication Officer, IT manager, Membership Officer, Reception Coordinator, Welfare Support Officer. Basically all the roles you see on the first couple of pages of the Term Newsletter.

All of these roles would benefit from an assistant, or a backup person. Do you have an interest, or skills in these areas? Speak to a member of the committee about how you could help. Consider joining the committee, which meets once a month, or nominating for an executive position in the future.

Other ways to volunteer

There are many other ways you could offer your time to help U3A Pine Rivers. For many small tasks you could spend a few extra minutes before or after your class. There is no need to allocate another day unless you wish to.

  • Check the lists in the classrooms at the U3A Centre Kallangur for suggestions of simple jobs that you could do.
  • Offer to help on reception a couple of times each month. Training will be given.
  • Simple housekeeping jobs - fill or empty the dishwasher, empty waste paper bins, shelve library books, tidy the garden
  • Offer to assist with events eg Open Day, Social mornings, special events

Health benefits of volunteering

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.
Have a chat to anyone on the committee, about how you could give some of your time to help others in U3A, and yourself.

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