Perth courses for 2020 have completed and we look forward to a new series of stimulating learning opportunities in 2021.

As soon as new course offerings are confirmed, we will post the details here. In the meantime, please go to the ‘ABOUT’ and ‘CONTACT’ pages for general information about MALA.

All Perth courses are held on Fridays at the George Burnett Leisure Centre Manning Road (opposite Elderfield Road) Karawara/Bentley (between the Freeway and Curtin University.)

Semester 1 2021

Part A will run for five weeks from February 26 to March 26

Part B will run for five weeks from April 23 to May 21

Semester 2 2021

Part A will run for five weeks from August 27 to September 24

Part B will run for five weeks from October 15 to November 12

There is unlimited paved parking at the site, and George Burnett Leisure Centre is easily reached by public transport, even from our northern suburbs.

If you wish to explore public transport the Transperth Journey Planner is very helpful.  Clicking on the blue link will open the Transperth site in a new tab or window.  Enter your Destination address as, "George Burnett Park" which will be recognised as a Landmark.

If you need help from one of our voluntary members you can email


The latest Perth Newsletter is available online - please click on the blue button above.

A selection of archived newsletters and past courses appear below.

2021 Committee members for Perth Branch of MALA are:

Committee Executive

     Hon. Chairperson    Ian Edwards

     Hon. Deputy Chair    Sue Higgs

     Hon. Secretary    Vanessa Harvey

     Hon. Treasurer    Lynn Barton

Elected Voluntary Committee

     Enrolments    Julie Ginbey

     Equipment     Iris Lavell

     Newsletter     Kate Boland

     Website    David Thorne

     Social     Patricia Rae   

     Publicity   Barbara Pelly

     Committee    Celia Cole

     Association Reps    Sue Higgs & David Thorne                    

Co-opted Committee

     Information Desk    Don Fraser

     Equipment Assistant   Mary Wong

     General duties    Fran & Jim  McKinnon

Course Convenor

     Fiona Birt