How do I join?

Note: If you are or have ever been a member of U3A Bright, do not join again. Follow the instructions under “How do I renew” below.
You can join online by:

  1. Click the Join link in the left side menu of the membership management system.
  2. Fill in the form and submit it.
  3. After you have joined, your member number will be displayed, and you will also receive a confirmation email with your login details.
  4. You can then login to the membership management system.
  5. After enrolling in at least one course (see below), you can pay your membership fee.

How do I renew?

You can renew your membership online by:

  1. If the membership management system is not already showing the login screen, click the Login link on the left side menu.
  2. Login with your membership number / email address and password.
  3. Enrol in one or more courses (see below).
  4. After enrolling in at least one course, your invoice will be displayed and you can then proceed to pay your membership renewal fee.

How do I enrol in courses and pay my membership fee?

  1. Login to the membership management system.
  2. Click the Courses link in the left side menu.
  3. Click on a course name to view details for that course: If you would like to enrol, click the Add to Cart button at the bottom of the course details.
  4. When you have finished selecting courses, click the ‘Cart’ link in the left side menu.
  5. Check the list of courses in your cart, and if you are happy to proceed, click the Checkout button.
  6. After successful checkout, your invoice will be displayed. If you have not already paid your membership fee for the current year, the invoice will include your membership fee: Please use one of the payment options listed on the invoice to make your payment.

I’ve forgotten my membership number / password / all my membership details, what do I do?

  1. If the membership management system is not already showing the login screen, click the Login link on the right hand side website menu.
  2. Click the appropriate link near the bottom of the screen:
    • Forgot password: Fill in the form in order to receive a password reset email.
    • Forgot member number: Fill in the form in order to retrieve your membership number.
    • Forgot all login details: Fill in the form. Our Membership Coordinator or an office volunteer will contact you and assist you to retrieve your details.

How much does it cost?

There is an annual subscription and the fees are $30 annually. This entitles you to enrol in any activity you wish.  Some courses have a separate fee for equipment or materials but they will be indicated on the course details.

Can I “Try before I Buy”?

Absolutely! Anyone considering joining a U3A course may join the class or activity twice before committing to membership. You then have time to see if it is a good fit and make your decision. Annual Membership is set at $30 and this entitles you to join as many classes or activities as you wish.

How do I make a payment?

You can pay by Internet banking or take cash to the Bendigo Bank 2/104 Great Alpine Rd Bright.

Bendigo Bank
BSB 633000
Acc 117560979
Acc name Bright U3A


Cheques may be posted to
U3A Bright District
P.O. Box 458
Bright Vic 3741

Do I have to pay my subscription before enrolling in a class?

No, as a new member you can try two classes before you must pay your annual subscription. If you are an existing member and are re-enrolling your subscription will need to be paid at the beginning of each year.

Can I enrol in additional classes through the year?

Yes. You can enroll in any classes throughout the year. In addition, new classes may be offered during the year so keep an eye on our Newsletter and Website .

Where are courses held?

Most of our courses are held at 2 Cobden St Bright. Outdoor activities may meet at the carpark adjacent or at another prearranged location. Look up the specific activity and you will find the location.

Would you like to volunteer as a Convenor or tutor?

Without convenors or tutors there would be no U3A. All of our convenors volunteer their skills and time. If you have a skill or passion that you would like to share, please consider offering a class. Have a look at the range of classes that are currently on offer. Many of our classes have waiting lists. You might like to offer an additional or similar class to one currently on offer, or you might like to offer something altogether different.

Why should I join U3A?

Learning should not stop as we get older. U3A provides social and intellectual stimulation for older people who are not in full-time paid employment. Courses are designed to be enjoyable as well as educational. U3A may give you the opportunity to learn something that you have always intended to learn but have not had the time to pursue.

How are U3As coordinated?

While operated independently by volunteers, U3A Bright is one of more than 100 Victorian U3As supported by U3A Network Victoria, which provides organisational and planning support as well as facilitating broader relationships between Member U3As and affiliates, peer organisations and Government.

Who can join U3A Bright?

Membership is open to retired and semi-retired people, generally over the age of 50. No qualifications are required to join and enrol in courses.

How is U3A Bright administered?

U3A Bright is a not-for-profit incorporated association administered by a volunteer executive committee. We welcome any assistance you would like to offer. To contribute some of your time or knowledge please contact us.