About Us

U3A Highvale is a member of U3A Network Victoria and part of the world-wide Universities of the Third Age movement that began in 1973.  The Glen Waverley branch started life at the Highvale Retirement Village in 1996.  As a voluntary, non-profit organisation, our purpose is to provide access for retirees, senior citizens and the 55s+ age group to the ‘getting’ of wisdom, information, knowledge, new skills as well as physical activities. This life-long learning experience is conducted in a friendly and enriching environment which is conducive to people in retirement.

We are privileged to be able to use the facilities in the Village. The corollary is that some residents are attracted to the Village because there is a U3A presence at their doorstep.  We help to combat social isolation and develop social interactions with senior community groups especially in Glen Waverley, through interesting conversations, courses and physical activities.

In living with COVID-19, U3A Highvale upholds COVIDSafe principles:

  • Face masks are required indoors for all members, unless an exception applies. They are essential when members can’t physically distance.
  • Members are asked not to attend classes if they show the slightest of symptoms.

Our Committee

A Committee of Management is elected each year to manage the affairs of the association. Tutors and group leaders volunteer to share their experience, knowledge and skills with members. The organisation is such that tutors can be students and students (who wish to share their expertise) can be tutors.

U3A Highvale Inc

ABN: 22 078 922 652

Incorporated Association Registration Number: A0035750D

Committee Members

PresidentKingsley McDonald
Vice President(vacant)
SecretarySiew Kennedy
TreasurerKingsley McDonald
Course Coordinator(vacant)
Committee MemberMarie Bellamy
Committee MemberHool Ng
Committee MemberChristina Bong
Committee MemberPat Tinsley
Committee MemberJim Spithill
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Phone and Email
Phone: +61 3 9803 8592
Email for course enquiries:
Email for membership enquiries: