Masthead of U3A Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia: gateway to new learning experiences


All tours fees are payable at the time of placing reservation.

The simplest way to book an excursion is to use the Membership System.

Membership system link

After logging in, select View Courses. Excursions are listed with the prefix EXC and you can filter courses to see only excursions by selecting EXC in the 'dropdown' box titled Parent Code selection.

Then, simply click in the box to the left of the excursion you wish to book, Ensure that you then click the green box marked Confirm Selections.

Once you have booked you should then click on View Member Details and scroll to the section headed "Enrolments and Subscriptions". There you will see that the excursion has been added to your other courses.

If there is a fee for the excursion you will find a blue "Pay Invoice" button has been placed beside the excursion listing. Click on the button to proceed to pay online using your credit card with PayPal.

If you wish to pay at the office, print 2 copies of the Invoice and bring them with you. One will be returned to you as a receipt.

Your booking will not be considered confirmed until you have paid.

Bookings close 14 days prior to tour date.

For cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the scheduled departure, no refund will be made.


Two plays by
Noel Coward

Saturday 26 August

Something special for Noel Coward fans! Relax and enjoy a really great afternoon. We have reserved 20 tickets for this production so be quick to book to avoid disappointment.

Cost: $20 per person (group discount)
Time: 1.45 pm for 2.00 pm start
Location: 29 Burke Rd, East Malvern (old church building)
Limit: 20 tickets
Tickets: Update - tickets available from U3A's Excursion co-ordinator, Joan Harding, at the Box Office 15 minutes before the production.

To pay, simply enrol in 17EXC006 using the membership system and then pay the invoice generated using a credit card [via PayPal]. Alternatively, print 2 copies of the invoice and bring them to the Office to pay in person [credit card, cheque or cash].


Wednesday 13 September

Keen art collectors, Charles and Leah Justin, wish to share their enthusiasm for art with you and to guide you through their purpose built gallery/house.  An exhibition of selected works collected by Canberra couple, Peter Jones and Susan Russell is also showing and demonstrates their journey as collectors of art of the last twenty years.  At the conclusion of the tour you will be invited to have refreshments with Charles and Leah in their home.

Cost: $25 including refreshments
Time: 10.30 am at the gallery
Location: 2 Lumley Crt, Prahran – a short walk along Williams Rd from High St, Prahran
Melway ref: 58  F8
Limit:  25 participants

To pay, simply enrol in 17EXC007 using the membership system and then pay the invoice generated using a credit card [via PayPal]. Alternatively, print 2 copies of the invoice and bring them to the Office to pay in person [credit card, cheque or cash].


Monday 16 October

The Government House Education Tour consists of a 30 minute tour of the State Apartments followed by a 30 min Q&A session. 1 hour total time

The Tour will usually be led by the Governor’s husband, Mr Anthony Howard QC.

Participants will learn about Government House and the role of the Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC.

Visitors using public transport can alight at tram stop 17 (Police Memorial Stop) on St Kilda Road, or walk from Flinders Street Station.

Cost: free
Time: 2.30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Government House Drive, Melbourne, adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens and close to the Shrine of Remembrance.
Meet: Gatehouse, Government House Drive

Limit:  Minimum 15; maximum 25 participants

Book online using course code 17EXC008


Friday, 10 November

Since 1885 Melbourne has been one of the world’s great tramway cities.  Visit the most authentic tramway in Australia namely the heritage listed Hawthorn Tram Depot, home of 21 fully restored trams.  See the 1906 toast-rack tram and take a walk down memory lane at this highly regarded museum.

Cost: $4.00
Time: 10.30 am
Location: 8 Wallen Road, Hawthorn (tram stop 29 on route 70 and 75)
Entrance: down steps at the city end of the building...see image below

Tram Museum

Limit:  Minimum 20 participants to operate (ask a friend)

Book online using course code 17EXC008

For further queries, please contact Joan Harding or Collette Flynn [phone numbers are in your December 2016 Newsletter].

Excursion Co-ordinator: Joan Harding