MALA 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.
MALA 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!
Occasional dinners, tours and interesting outings may be organised for those who wish to participate.
MALA is an acronym for the legally incorporated Association Mature Adults Learning Association (Inc). Some 41-43 years ago, the organisation was formed by community members for a community of mature adults wishing to continue learning for the pleasure, knowledge, health and social benefits it brings.
Members and lecturers to MALA acknowledge the original First Nation custodians of the lands on which we meet, and are aware of the rufus hare-wallaby known as mala, and we show great respect for the ancestral and current significance it holds for many First Nation peoples.
Our use of the acronym is not a reference to the animal itself nor of its' significance to First Nation peoples.
Because MALA is a totally non-profit organisation all course fees are kept as low as we possibly can.
Cognisant of the present high cost of living, your MALA committee has decided to not charge a separate membership subscription in 2024.
The only fees to be charged are an enrolment fee for each course, activity or event that you wish to participate in.
A sliding scale of Course enrolment fees is to be used by Perth Branch, so there are savings if you enrol (at the one time) in 3 or 4 courses at once.
Once enrolled, you will automatically go onto our email mailing list, unless you request otherwise.
If you are interested in receiving course outlines, information and enrolment details by email, but are not ready to enrol just yet, please click .
Or, if you prefer, simply visit this website regularly to view what is on offer at either Perth or Peel.
Perth, Peel & Rockingham
SERIOUSLY BENEFICIAL LEARNING DELIVERED IN A REALLY ENJOYABLE WAY
ABOUT THE MALA WEB-SITE
This web presence has been designed, constructed and is currently maintained by David Thorne using .
We acknowledge with thanks the work of John Bunday who created and maintained the original website perthmala.org.au (which is no longer operational.)
MALA does require 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 by sending an email to email@example.com