The only official site of Cairns U3A!


U3A Cairns Inc. was founded in 1990, to support people, who wanted an active retirement after youth and employment (first and second age). We have some 500 members who enjoy a variety of activities and are always adding more.

Why should you join Cairns U3A? 

There are lots of excellent reasons, as our members can confirm. However, some major ones are:

Helping to slow ageing - such as delaying mental decline, promoting well-being and subsequently increasing quality of life! 

It appears, that considerable research has been done to determine whether U3A membership benefits health and welfare.

Interested to know more about this? Read on.

Look at our “Classes”, “Other Activities And Studies” and/or “Social Connections” submenus to find out about the huge variety of learning opportunities and activities available. Would you like to become a member? Go to the “Join Us/Support Us” sub menu to learn more!

You can find us at 129 Mulgrave Road with plenty of parking available, both front and rear where there is a large grassed parking area.

We hope you will find this website interesting and informative and look forward to any feedback you may have Рeither through our feedback form or by emailing