From 1 February 2021 membership fees are:

Single $30 Full year

Couple: $55 (Partner 1 selects Full option $30; Partner 2 selects Couple option $25)

Members are encouraged to renew and join online (Preferred Method)


Online Payment Options

1. Pay by credit card via secure EWay Payment Gateway. You will be emailed a receipt from Eway for possible printing.

2. Pay by EFT using the following bank details: A receipt will be generated by your online banker for possible printing.

Account Name:
University of the Third Age Redlands District Inc



Surname, initials and membership number (if known)

Membership cards are not required this year but if you wish to have a card they are available from the U3A Redlands Office.  

Pay at Office

When renewing or taking up new membership online and you select the “Pay at Office” option, you have 14 days to make your payment in person.

Payments by cash or cheque can be taken at the office between the hours of 9:00 am -12 noon.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions please call our office on 3821 3888 before you intend to visit.


Contact enquiries(at)u3aredlands.com.au if you have any queries.


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Computing - Everything & Anything You Want to Know

- Class resuming in Term 2

This class which was temporarily on hold will recommence on 20 April. Please contact the office on 3821 3888 if you have any queries.


Laughter Yoga - A New Class Commencing in Term 2 - Update

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 4 Cross St. Cleveland

Day:    Every Thursday (except for the 3rd Thursday of the month)

Time:   9am - 10.30am

Please contact the office for more details.


U3A Network Queensland Inc - ENews January 2021

Announcing the Coolest U3A Photography Competition

Theme - Mother Nature

The competition is open to ALL members of U3A in Queensland

The winner will be announced at the 2021 U3A Network QLD Conference in Stanthorpe on 12th and 13th May 2021

All entries are to be emailed to: info(at)u3aqldconference.org

The competition will open on Monday 1st February and will close on 31st March

Cost $5.00 per photo with a limit of 2 photos per person

For more information go to www.u3aqldconference.org

Payment to be made by Direct Deposit to:-

BSB:   638010

Account No: 13712268

Message: Name and Photo

(if you are transferring from a Heritage Bank Account, please use S1 after the account number)

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New French Conversation Class - Tuesday

Commencing at the Cleveland District State High School, Room F6 from Tuesday 20 April 

TIME :  3.00 pm - 4.15 pm

COST : $10 per term fee  

Please contact the Tutor, John Tranter on tranterjohn(at)hotmail.com to register your interest.

Les élèves doivent avoir un bon vocabulaire et pouvoir converser avec des phrases Français simple. 

La classe sera essentiellement un groupe de discussion pour encourager tous les élèves à participer. La conversation quotidienne sera l'objectif. Les étudiants qui souhaitent Français grammaire sont encouragés à s'inscrire à d'autres classes U3A disponibles.

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Camera and Photography Tutorials and Discussions

A new class will commence via Zoom from Wednesday 3 March, 1.00 pm - 2.30pm each first Wednesday of the month during term time.

A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants prior to each class. Please note an email address is required to attend this class and some knowledge of how to attend a meeting via Zoom. If you require assistance with Zoom please contact enquiries(at)u3aredlands.com.au

This class is open to all U3A Redlands members

Discussions will be on various topics relating to your camera and photography subjects.  Please contact the class Tutor, John Burt on john4163(at)tpg.com.au to register your interest.


Armchair Travel 2021

Armchair travel will be held in the Cleveland Uniting Church - Large Hall - on 1st Thursday of the month from 9.30 - 11.00am

To comply with Covid-19 Restrictions attendance at this course is limited to 60 people, on a first come first in basis.  

April 1 -  Eastern Europe from Vienna and onto the Greek Islands with John Kolcze

May 6  - St Petersburg to Moscow with John Rogers

June 3  - Islands of Australia with Diana Webster

July 1   - Belgium and France (battlefields) with David Paul


BYO Coffee & Discussion Group via Zoom  

The BYO Coffee & Discussion Group has resumed. The Group meets via zoom weekly and occasionally has a guest speaker.   

30 March - Guest speaker - Gavin Becker, U3A Redlands member, "Metals for the 21st Century"

On 20 April,  we will be taking a tour of the Sir Samuel Griffith Centre, Griffith University Nathan Campus. The building is a $40 million world class building and Australia's first off-grid, self-powered teaching and research facility.

New attendees welcome - please contact Julie Porteous, vicepresident(at)u3aredlands.com.a

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LIFE IN AUSTRALIA has returned to the Donald Simpson Centre  

We are pleased to announce that the Life in Australia programme will return to the Donald Simpson Community Centre from February 1st from 9.30am - 11.00am. 

Various speakers present on a different topic each week. 

To comply with Covid-19 Restrictions attendance at this course is limited to 60 people, on a first come first in basis.  

Term 1

29 March Queensland Rail Holidays - Amanda Harvey, Business Development Associate, QRail

Term 2

19 April    Australia Remembers - An ANZAC Reflection - Colin Sutcliffe OAM

10 May    Secret Pilots Business - The Weather - James Ayre

17 May     Teaching from the Heart - Di Perkins OAM


Rambling in the Redlands 

What:      Walking - exercise and appreciation of the outdoors

When:     2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month except during school holidays

Duration: Up to 2 hours - Start Time: 6.30am summer; 7.00am winter

Requirements: Sturdy shoes, water, hat. A hiking pole is encouraged. Insect repellent is useful.

Term 2, 2021

April 22        7.00am  Minnippi Parklands, Carina

May 13         7.00am Chelsea Rd to Lota Esplanade.

May 27         7.00am Scribbly Gums Conservation Area



1. Wash hands regularly with appropriate sanitisers or soap and water.  Carry a personal sanitiser pack, and avoid touching your face if possible.

2. Members who have travelled recently from China or other countries with infection outbreaks, should self-isolate at home for two weeks afterwards.

3. People with upper respiratory systems - fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat - should avoid classes until the nature of their illness is clear and they no longer have such symptoms.  Please also read these advisory documents:

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), Qld Government & Coronavirus (COVID-19), Australian Government or Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Ovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The U3A Office is open 9am – 12noon Monday to Friday during school terms, call 3821 3888 with enquiries.


U3A, short for the University of the Third Age, provides members with affordable education and the opportunity to study and learn in a relaxed environment. The U3A approach to instruction is informal and study groups are attended by an experienced tutor. There are no prerequisites required to join classes and no exams or formal assessments of students. Redlands U3A provides activities and classes covering a range of different subjects. Peruse our list of courses and find that subject that has always interested you but you never had the time to do. 

U3A Redlands acknowledges the services provided by MyU3A and Design Bordello. 

How do I join?

You can apply for membership by completing our online form and then paying your application fee by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).

Alternatively, you can download and print our membership application form and bring the completed form and payment to our office during office hours.

 Membership application form (print version)

For more information on joining U3A Redlands and attending classes, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.