Welcome to U3A Port Fairy

U3A Port Fairy is a volunteer organisation providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment for retired and semi retired members of the community.

U3A Port Fairy Committee of Management has decided that for 2022, members must be fully vaccinated to attend activities. Members will need to show evidence of vaccination at the time of enrolment.

Click here to view the U3A Port Fairy Terms and Conditions of Membership

Click here to view the U3A Port Fairy COVID-19 Safety Policy

Please scroll down for information on 2022 memberships.

Please scroll down below the membership information for the Tomato Festival news.


We offer a range of courses and activities in a wide range of interest areas. As we look to members to volunteer to facilitate our courses and activities, the courses offered depend on the skills and interests of our members.  Please view the courses for Semester 2 of 2022 by clicking here.

Prospective course leaders for new courses are always welcome!

Diary Dates

11 August10am – 11amLecture HallMandy WatsonSouthern Right Whales
8 September10am – 11amLecture HallDeakin UniversityHycel Project (Hydrogen distribution project)
13 October10am – 11amLecture HallHeather SheardPort Fairy Hospital and Benevolent Asylum 1846-1926
10 November10am – 11amLecture HallGraham PattersonNature and History on the coast of Western Victoria

The June/July 2022 Newsletter is now available on the Newsletters page of this website

2022 Membership

Members must be fully vaccinated to attend U3A activities and will need to show evidence of double vaccination at the time of enrolment.

As a member of U3A Port Fairy Inc. you are entitled to enrol in courses throughout the year. Your membership fee covers the cost of courses. Your 2022 membership fee also covers membership of Port Fairy Community House. You must agree to the Terms and Conditions of Membership of U3A Port Fairy Inc. (Copies available to view or download from our website)

Membership is per calendar year and must be renewed each year.

Membership Types

TypeDescriptionFee   *
FullOne person per year$60.00
AssociateFor members of other U3As enrolling in U3A Port Fairy course$30.00

How to join or renew your membership

Joining or renewing by form

Download a membership application form from our website:

Click here to download the membership and application form in PDF format

Click here to download the membership and application form in Microsoft Word format

The completed form can be:

Payment methods

We accept payments:

  • By cheque made out to U3A PORT FAIRY, and mailed to:
    U3A PORT FAIRY INC, PO Box 136, Port Fairy VIC 3284 or
  • By EFT/bank deposit

Bank details for EFT/bank deposit:

Bank: Port Fairy and District Community Bank (Bendigo Bank)
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 167842749
Account Name: U3A Port Fairy
Reference: Please use your full name as reference

*Special financial circumstances may be considered


Click on this link to view yummy tomato recipes, growing tips and the winners

There is no excuse it’s not to late to start your tomato crop ……. so get planting

The U3A Port Fairy Tomato Festival

Dear members,

Everyone is talking about the Tomato Festival – with talk of it being an annual event.

 However,πŸ…πŸ… you need to send in your entries!


1. GROWING:  Propagation, planting and tips for tomato growing !!

2. RECIPES: Your best tomato recipe !!

3. PRESERVING: Your best method of preserving tomatoes !!

Don’t worry about type styles if that is too difficult  β€”just send it in…

Thanks to Sue Knudsen, we have magnificent prizes from our local business including –

Decked out on Bank

Charlies on East

Sheehan’s Meat Butcher

Port Fairy IGA

Salt Hair Port 

Neo Pharmacy

Oak and Anchor

And more on the way …

18 great  prizes all up….


GROWING: To David Wilson β€” annedave2@bigpond.com

RECIPES: To Sue Knudsen β€” sueknudsen@bigpond.com

PRESERVING: To Mary Kerr β€” marykerr5@bigpond.com

Please contact Maggie if you need more information mmcurrie@gmail.com

Maggie Currie πŸ…


Click here for more information on the U3A Port Fairy Tomato Festival:

How can you be involved?

Join us! U3A is a volunteer organisation.  We are seeking:

  • Members
  • Committee Members
  • Speakers and course leaders or facilitators for classes
  • Ideas for classes and activities

If you have any queries, would like to volunteer assistance, or facilitate a course or activity please contact us by using the Contact form in the menu.

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