About Us

U3aSurfCoast was formed in 2014 and since then has offered a variety of classes and activities for people who are no longer working full-time, who are keen to socialise with other like-minded people, ready to learn or share knowledge and skills or to just indulge a life-long passion.

There are no educational qualifications required or given, no tests, exams or prizes, but plenty of fun.

An annual membership fee of $60 allows members to enrol in unlimited available classes and activities for the whole year.



John McDonald (President)
Toni McCormack OAM (Acting Secretary/Course Coordinator)
Greg Brimsmead (Treasurer)
John Bartlett (Publicity & Promotion)
Judith Meagher (Tutor Liaison)
Pamela Brewin
Jean Bohuslav
Mary Taylor
Libbie Lourey 

 What members are saying  about U3A

It's being Under 3 again,
In a class of ten
Where no amount of learning
Can stop the yearning
As like minds approach
with friendship and hope. Pauline

Being involved in things of interest, having contact with other people, staying motivated. Sherril

U3A is about connections.
Connections to people
Connection to courses...therefore new knowledge and experience
Connection to community Judith

 U3A has given me a vehicle for mental expansion, expression, connection and understanding, a place to share, laugh and empathize.  It has made me grateful for friendships and given me strength in many different unsuspected ways.  It has enabled rich growth as a human being.  Jean

U3a has given me opportunities to learn, to do things I’ve not done before and to meet and enjoy the company of people of my ilk. Dennis