Acknowledgement of country
U3A Redcliffe acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which our campus is situated, and pay our respects to their elders past and present.
About U3A Redcliffe
U3A Redcliffe is the largest over-50s organisation on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Our campus is on the ground floor of the Moreton Bay Regional Council office in Irene Street.
We are proud to provide learning and social opportunities to people over 50 who have retired or are semi-retired.
Our apolitical and non-denominational organisation is run by volunteers.
Click here to download our Strategic Plan.
Community Connection Day
U3A will hold a Community Connection Day on 26 September 2023. Click here to view the flyer with information about the topics and speakers.
Please register your name at the office for any sessions you wish to attend before the end of term, or you can also register on Trivia day, 20 September, between 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
For further information please contact Course Coordinator Jeni Hall:
Text message 0447 256 936
U3A Redcliffe aims to help older adults realise their personal goals and expectations by providing relevant learning and teaching programs and activities.
Click here to download, or right click to view our Strategic Plan which contains our full mission and vision statements.
Council Administration Offices
1 Irene Street
Redcliffe Qld 4022
8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday during term time.
The front doors to the building open at 8:30 am Members are not able to obtain entry until after that time.
Between 8:15—8:30 am the office team are preparing U3A campus for classes.
(07) 3284 2687
PO Box 667
Redcliffe Qld 4020
Olive McKee founded U3A Redcliffe in 1987.
Having been a member of U3A in the United Kingdom, Olive looked for something similar after settling here. As nothing similar existed at the time, with a grant of only $25 from the Council on the Ageing, she held a meeting, which showed enthusiastic support for the idea.
Starting with only 62 members, U3A Redcliffe was incorporated in 1988. At that time there were 18 classes. Today there are over 1500 members and over 100 classes.
In 2020, in the early days of the Covid-19 Pandemic, U3A Redcliffe moved from its old home in Sutton Street to its current, newly renovated, premises in the Moreton Bay Regional Council Administration Building at 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe.
If you would like to know more, please send us an email: email@example.com, or phone on 3284 2687 (office hours).
Other U3A groups in the Moreton area
If U3A Redcliffe does not offer a class on your area of interested, one of the other U3As in our region may be able to help. The following links will take you to their websites.
As many of our members found during Covid lockdowns, U3A Online provides some very interesting courses online if you cannot get out and about for any reason.
There is a wealth of literature on how staying socially, physically and mentally active is beneficial as we age. The following links provide information on the benefits that flow from becoming involved in the types of activities offered by U3A Redcliffe and U3As in general.
- Learning not Lonely (U3A, UK)
- Healthy active ageing (Queensland Government)
- Healthy and Active Ageing (Victorian Government)
- Growing older, staying well (SANE Australia)
- Active Ageing (South Australia)
- Healthy Ageing – Staying Mentally Active (Victorian Government)
- Cognitive Health and Older Adults (US Department of Health)
- The Ageing Brain – Staying Mentally Active (NIDirect, UK)
- Positive Ageing (Garvan Institute)
Our background photograph
Our former Vice President, Neil Johnston, is a talented photographer. He took the photo of the beach and jetty at Redcliffe that has been used as a background on this website. This is the photograph in its entirety so you can appreciate Neil’s contribution.