What’s New?

2019 AGM

The 2019 U3A Sunshine Coast Annual General Meeting will be held from 10am on Saturday 27 April at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Lecture Room 7, ‘B’ Block.

The closing date for Nominations for the Committee, for Motions, and for questions on the draft revised Constitution is 29 March.

For all AGM 2019 documents, click on AGM 2019.  This webpage can also be accessed through the WHAT’S NEW? drop down menu above.

Advanced Spanish Class

This class is for people who have had significant past training or practical experience in Spanish. There will be a focus on Spanish conversation at an advanced level.  Please go to View Courses on this website for more details.

Contact the tutor before enrolling in the class.


The President announced on 23 February 2019 that Joanna (Jo) Evans had been appointed to the Administration Officer position. Jo will support the broader organisation and complement the work of all our wonderful volunteers.

New Policy Documents

In February 2019 the U3A Sunshine Coast Management Committee produced 2 new policy documents and these are now on this website. The Code of Conduct is an updated policy. Click on the document titles below to read them

Code of Conduct including Grievance Policy and Procedure

Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy and Procedures

They can also be accessed by clicking on their titles in the dark blue bar at the bottom of a website page.


Creative Writing: Interactive

Are you an aspiring writer who would like to improve your technique and skills? This Creative Writing will commence at the start of Term 2. Based around a weekly series of exercises, this fun and entertaining class allows members to share their written stories and receive feedback from others in the group.

Guitar; Beyond Beginners

Want to play guitar along with others for pleasure, and practice some tunes? Then this will be a group for you. Participants should be able to play basic open chords i.e. A,C,D,E,F,G with a few minor and seventh chords. Bring your own acoustic guitar. Songs with lyrics and chords supplied.  Commences term 2.

Voyages of Discovery

Voyages to fascinating times and places. Voyages for the brain also.

Join travelers, writers, artists, archaeologists and others as they discover ancient cultures, the myths and literature of an era, the joys of creating beautiful gardens, and the delights of exploring different parts of the world. A course for pure armchair enjoyment but which also may prompt the planning of future trips. Upcoming class.

New International Dining Group

This class is now full.

Due to the huge popularity of the International Dining Group a second group is now being offered for members who would like to experience different dining experiences and have fun and meet new friends and acquaintances.

A Call to Polymaths

A new Caloundra Discussion Group. Do you have a deep interest and thirst for knowledge in the differing fields of science, technology, religion, the arts, engineering etc. Do you wish to explore the creative thinking processes and collaborations that led to discoveries in these disciplines and the connecting and synthesising of ideas that led to a greater understanding of our world?

War in the Pacific, Kokoda and the Solomons

A narrative of the war in the Pacific as it would have been experienced by Australian servicemen, leaders and civilians, during the period from June 1942, when allied forces were fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track, at Milne Bay and on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

Aquacise / Water Aerobics Tutors

U3A has had a strong demand from people wanting to enrol in water-based exercise activities and we currently do not have enough classes to cater for our member’s needs. This is especially true in the Maroochydore, Buderim, Sippy Downs areas. If any member has experience or training in these types of exercise activities or knows of anyone that would be willing to volunteer their time to conduct a class/s then we would be more than happy to hear from you and help get something started.   

Opera Lovers

Here on the Sunshine Coast we can all take advantage of one man’s obsession with opera and enjoy his stunning collection. Opera On Buderim is held at Lindsay Gardens retirement village each Wednesday from 1:30 pm Join us!



Never stop learning!