Join Us

Thank you for your interest in joining U3A Southern Highlands. Membership is open to retired or semi-retired people over the age of 50 who accept our Constitution and our Code of Conduct (our Terms and Conditions). No formal academic qualifications are required.

You may join as a member anytime. However, you must be a financial member to enrol in courses and activities, and attend events during the year. As defined in our Constitution, a financial member means a person who has paid all money due and payable by a member.

When you have paid your membership fees your membership is active.

Your membership fee covers the cost of attending up to 10 courses a term. In a few cases, extra charges sometimes apply, for example, cinema costs and excursion costs.

Please note that due to COVID 19, some of our courses are presented via the internet. A contact email address and access to the internet are necessary to enrol in those courses.

Membership Fees

Membership is per calendar year and must be renewed each year.

Our annual membership fee is $60 per person (January – December). 

If you join after 20th May, the membership fee for the remainder of the year is half the annual fee.

Paying Membership Fees

We prefer you to pay online at the same time as you join as a new member. It is an easy, quick and safe way to pay, and you do not have to leave the system and log into your online banking system. Our membership administration system uses the secure PayPal payment system which accepts your personal PayPal account or your credit card or debit card if you do not have a PayPal account. 

We also accept payment by cheque or money order.

Information for New Members

To help you settle in as a new member we have prepared a short document titled Information for New Members.

Joining Online

Please download instructions on how to join online as a new member. 

Visit our membership administration system to join online.

If you experience difficulties or you are unable to join online, please contact our Membership Coordinator at  or call 9990-6650 and leave a message.