Membership of Coffs U3A  is now available – see Membership page for relevant details

Courses for 2022 can be viewed on the Courses page. These are subject to change so check details before enrolling from 19th January 2022.

All members need to have received at least two doses of a COVID 19 vaccination before leading or attending classes in 2022. That is, you must be double vaxxed against COVID 19, (or have an immunisation medical exemption). 

With current uncertainties surrounding the use of venues, the wearing of masks and other matters relating to the prevention of  spread of Covid-19, there may be considerable variation to start dates, venue practices, etc for some or all courses. As we learn more, we will keep members  informed.

As always, members’ welfare will be of paramount importance when deciding on any changes. Major changes to accommodate any changes will generally be announced by email and/or by individual course Leaders.


Welcome to Coffs Harbour U3A. U3A is a world-wide organisation, which began after the Second World War to help older people whose education was cut short by the hostilities. It was to be learning through fun, with courses that required no entrance qualifications, homework or exams. The spirit still continues in the 21st century.

Coffs Harbour U3A was established in 1992. It is a voluntary organisation, which aims to provide a low cost learning experience for mature-aged people. We provide a wide range of courses covering many subjects, including art, current affairs, history, languages, literature, photography, philosophy and others. The course facilitators are all volunteers. Some people use their trade, business or professional expertise; others are happy to share a life-long hobby or interest with like-minded people.

Classes are held in venues throughout the city and at Woolgoolga, 25 kms north. The Coffs Harbour Community Village and the Woolgoolga Public Library are the most popular class meeting places.

We invite you to join us to ensure another successful year as we increase our knowledge, whilst enjoying the idyllic beaches and beautiful hinterland of the Coffs Coast.


Coffs Harbour U3A Inc. is an Association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act, 2009 (NSW) through the N.S.W Department of Fair Trading, and is a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Our Australian Business Number (ABN) is 51 330 059 458.

Further information is available on the Membership , Courses and Events pages, or Contact Us