Membership | Joining, Payment & Renewal

Membership fees

$40.00 per person for a calendar year (four terms), or any part thereof.

Membership fees for each calendar year can be paid from 1 November in the preceding year, and then any time during the year.

Please note:

  • Your annual fee is a fee for membership in U3A Port Phillip; this does not guarantee you a place in any specific course.
  • If you join U3APP and pay your membership in September or October so that you can join a course running in Term 4, you will be asked to renew your membership for the following year in November. If you only want to attend courses next year, please don't pay before 1 November.
  • On 31 October each year, your membership status changes from "Member" to "Unfinancial Member". Unfinancial members can still attend courses until the end of the year.

Joining as a new member

To join our organisation, go to the Joining U3A Port Phillip page and follow the instructions.

Member of another U3A?

If you are a full member of another U3A you can also join U3A Port Phillip as a full member.  To join our organisation, go to the Joining U3A Port Phillip page and follow the instructions.

Payment by new or renewing member

First check that you are logged in. At the very top of the screen, you will see a Login button if you are not yet logged in. (If you are logged in, the Logout button is displayed).

When you login you will automatically go to the U3A Port Phillip Members page.  If you have not yet paid your membership (i.e. your membership status is Free Subscriber or Unfinancial Member), the Pay by card button is displayed.  Click on the button and follow the instructions to pay your membership using a debit or credit card.

Reminder: How to login

Your username is your email address. If you haven't logged in before, your password will also be the same as your email address. Enter your email in both places. If you want to, you can then change your password to something you will remember after you have logged in.

If the system won't accept your email address as your username, it may be because you have changed your email, but not notified U3APP of the change. If so, please send an email from your new email address to

If you have already set a password, but have forgotten it, please send an email to and a human being will reset your password for you.

Once you have logged in, you can change your password or any other details, by going to the Update your details page.

The above describes online payment, which is the preferred method.  For payment in person or by mail, download the Membership form from the Library page and follow the instructions on the form.

Do you have concerns about paying online?

Should you have concerns about security on the internet when paying by credit card or debit card, here is how we handle online payments.

U3APP uses a payment gateway called Stripe. Stripe security meets Payment Card Industry compliance standards and does not capture any personal information when you make a payment. Your card details are not retained.

Stripe provides us with payment records of who paid (name and email address) and when, using what type of card, but not the actual card details. These records are only referenced by IT and/or the Treasurer when we have a query from a member about their payment.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.