Cairns U3A Inc - University Of The Third Age – is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation offering low-cost educational and socialising opportunities for people in their third age (the first and second age being education and career). You can find us at 129 Mulgrave Road, in beautiful Cairns, North Queensland 4870, phone (07) 4051 0400.

We are part of the worldwide U3A organisation that first began in Europe almost 50 years ago and spread surprisingly quickly around the world. Cairns U3A was founded in 1990 and now has a membership of almost 500. Cairns U3A membership is $30 per person or $50 per couple annually.

Our educational and socialising opportunities includes attending university courses at Cairns James Cook University free of charge based on special arrangements with the local Cairns campus.

We offer some 40 classes and various social activities, which are conducted in a pleasant and informal social setting. We constantly look for new members, activities and ways to advance ourselves and support our members. Have a look at our easy-to-navigate website for more.