The University of the Third Age is open to people who have reached their ‘third age’ – usually this means that you are retired or semi-retired and you are over 50 years of age.


U3A members take out an annual membership and then you can enrol in any class or lecture if there is a place available, and subject to Tutor interview if specified.

To become a member, you can join:

  • Online at  You must have an email address to use the online facilities.
  • By visiting the U3A SurfCoast Office during office hours, 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month during school terms 10:00 – 12:00.
  • You can also pick up and complete an enrolment form at Torquay Community House, 14 Price Street Torquay during school term.

Once you become a member you can go to the “Members Log In” of the website at any time to join additional classes, check class times or venues, renew your membership or update your details.  You need your Member ID and password to log in.  If you have forgotten your password, enter your email address and click in ‘forgot password’ and a re-set password link will be emailed to you.

Membership is per calendar year and must be renewed each year.

Membership Fees

Type Description Fee
Full Year January to December, 2024 $60.00
Associate For members of other U3As, January to December, 2024 $30.00
Half Year Full membership, July to December 2024 $35.00

How to join or renew your membership

Joining or renewing online

New members can join here.
Existing members can login here to renew.

Payment methods

Once you have signed up for classes, you should pay your annual subscription within 10 working days to activate your membership.  You can pay by using one of the following methods:

  • By EFT/bank deposit, OR
  • By cheque made payable to “U3A Surf Coast Incorporated, mailed to U3A SurfCoast Incorporated, c/o Torquay Community House, 14 Price Street, Torquay, VIC, 3228.   Please ensure that you clearly mark your payment with your name and Member No., OR
  • In person at U3A SurfCoast office rear TIA Building 8-12 Price Street Torquay, 1st & 3rd Friday of each month during the school term 10:00 – 12:00.

Bank details for EFT/bank deposit:

Bank: Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 151479698
Account Name: U3A Surf Coast Inc.
Reference: Please ensure you include your full name and Member No. in the Reference Box.