M.A.L.A. is a non-profit, voluntary and independent organisation offering educational and social opportunities for the over-50's in Perth, Mandurah (and the surrounding Peel region) and the Rockingham areas of Western Australia.

M.A.L.A. provides engaging programs on a wide tapestry of topics including aspects of history, literature, science, art, environmental issues, politics, culture, philosophy, languages, nature studies, religion, music, contemporary issues and more.  Lecturers are experts in their field and are chosen on the basis of their understanding of our learning requirements.  The many members represent a diverse spectrum of our community.

There are no examinations, no educational prerequisites, no set homework and no embarassing questions - just interesting and stimulating lectures.  You may enrol in any course that interests you, and no prior experience is needed nor expected.   Laughter and enjoyment are part and parcel of the deal!  

Occasionally dinners, tours and interesting outings may be organised for those who wish to participate.

Because M.A.L.A. is a totally non-profit organisation all course fees are kept as low as we possibly can.

Currently, for example, Perth membership is $10 per Semester (10 weeks) and a Perth course comprising 5 lectures held on 5 consecutive weeks costs only $45.  

If you are interested in receiving course outlines, information and enrolment details please complete an 'Expression of Interest' by clicking on 'CONTACT US'.

You don't need to be a paid-up member to be on our email mailing list, but you must have paid the $10 per Semester (or $20 for the year in the Rockingham Branch) to be eligible to enrol for courses, lectures and M.A.L.A. activities.  If you have paid your membership fee, that enables you to enrol in a course at any branch!


Perth, Peel & Rockingham


M.A.L.A. is an incorporated entity under the WA Associations Incorporation Act (2015). If you would like to consult the approved Constitution (a somewhat lengthy document) or download it, please click the button.

Amendments to the Constitution were accepted by a more than 75% majority of members representing all three branches at a Special General Meeting held on the 21st November 2022.

The W.A. Government Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - Consumer Protection Division has accepted all modifications to the Rules and the Amended Constitution is now in effect as of 7th March 2023.

CONSTITUTION effective 7th March 2023


This web presence has been designed, constructed and is maintained by David Thorne using EverWeb. The work of John Bunday who created and maintained the original website is acknowledged.

M.A.L.A. needs current members to assist in continually maintaining and improving our presence on the web.

If you have skills or experience in website creation or maintenance, please contact David at the website email address: