U3A Darebin Inc.


U3A Darebin


Dear Members

Due to changing circumstances with the COVID-19 virus and the social distancing recommendations from the government, the committee has decided to cancel all U3A Darebin Classes from the end of classes on Friday 20thMarch. Those who choose to attend classes this week can finalise any remaining details for their classes and ensure all members know of the decision.

A decision on whether to start term two will be made before April 10th and you will be notified of this decision.

The Afternoon Tea on Monday March 30th is also cancelled and the CPR session that was due to be held on Thursday April 9thwill no longer run.

The Office will be closed from Friday but emails and phone calls will be monitored occasionally as they are during holidays.

Remember that up to date information is available at


Please look after yourselves and we look forward to having everyone back on board when classes resume.
If you know of anyone who does not have email and who may have missed out on this message please let them know the decision.

Kind Regards
Ann Ritchie (President)
On Behalf of U3A Darebin Committee



U3A Darebin is an organisation for people over 50 who are not in full-time paid employment and who wish to keep their minds and bodies active. U3A is about sharing skills and interests, to allow people to enjoy educational, creative, social and leisure activities in a relaxed environment.

Darebin is a municipality in the inner north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Darebin municipality includes the suburbs of Alphington, Fairfield, Northcote, Preston, Thornbury and neighbouring areas.


There are exercises , walks and cycling routes in Darebin , developed for and by people over 50 years of age  –  whatever your level of fitness and however much physical exercise you do or don’t do.

This project includes information about free exercise options in Darebin including mapped bike rides and walks. Click on any of the titles to download or print a copy, or go to plotaroute.com to view all our routes. See Keep Moving – Intro & How to Access below for further details.

Keep Moving – Intro & How to Access

Keep Moving – Your Own Way 

Keep Moving – Active Observation


Walk 1: Ceres to Bell Street (Merri Creek)

Walk 2: Yarra Bend/Boathouse Circuit

Walk 3: Merri Creek Circuit

Walk 4: Alphington Station to Northland

Walk 5: Rushall to Ceres (Merri Creek)

Walk 6: Northland to Bundoora

Walk 7: Northland to Plenty Road


Ride 1: Reservoir/Edwards Lake loop

Ride 2: Reservoir to Macleod

Ride 3: Alphington/Darebin Park loop

Ride 4a: Alphington to Fairfield

Ride 4b: Fairfield to Northcote

Ride 5: Preston to Rushall

Ride 6: Preston to Reservoir

History Rambles

History Ramble 1: St Georges Rd / Northcote West

History Ramble 2: Edwards Lake and Park

History Ramble 3: East Westgarth

History Ramble 4: Preston South/Gowerville

History Ramble 5: Northcote Town Hall Precinct