Barbara Foley from Brisbane U3A, Australia

1. Brisbane is located on the east coast of Australia, the capital city of the state of Queensland. The third largest city in Australia with a population of 1.6 million. For more information of our beautiful city with sub-tropical climate visit

2. Brisbane U3A was established in 1986 and has grown to over 3500 members. We now have 2 locations in the Brisbane CBD to cater for our expanded membership, plus 6 districts covering the Greater Brisbane region making us the largest U3A in Queensland and the 2nd largest in Australia.

3. Close to 200 classes are held in our central city rooms and throughout Brisbane suburbs - including anthropology, art, bridge, computer, discussion groups, history, languages, mahjong, philosophy, scrabble etc. for a full list visit our website on

4. The opportunity of like minded retirees to learn and share experiences

5. I hope to see more interaction between U3As in the future and I congratulate Tom and Jean for organising this website. I am thoroughly enjoying reading messages from other countries.