Attention!  Members and Visitors.

     Update July 2021. The return to classes from 12/7/21 will NOT be “business-as-usual”. The current N.S.W. Health restrictions require all members who attend class to wear a face-mask at all times. Social distancing and good hygiene practices remain necessary, as well as not attending if unwell, awaiting Covid test result, etc.  Tutors will be in touch with class members if specific other variations are required. Members should check for emails (etc) before attending. New class members should contact their tutor(s) before attending.


     Jaunuary 2021: At this time, not all Tutors have returned,  our course list is slightly reduced, as is the size of almost all indoor classes. Members have shown consideration of the needs of fellow members, with restraint in their Course selections, to allow everyone access to the limited places available. Bulletins will be omailed regularly to keep Members up-to-date with any changes. Links to recent ones can be found below.

We will maintain a close watch on advice  from relevant State and National Health authorities, Local Government implementations, and venue requirements before any changes are implemented. As always, members’ welfare will be of paramount importance when deciding on any changes. Major changes  to accommodate lifting of restrictions will generally occur at the start of a new Term. Stay safe.

Bulletin No. 6 _Latest Changes   19/6/2021

Committee Nomination Form

March Newsletter   17/3/2021

Bulletin No 5 – Return to Classes.      31-1-2021

Bulletin No 4 – Enrolment response      23-1-2021

Bulletin No 3 – Enrolment Day      7-1-2021

Bulletin No. 2 2020_into_2021      3-12-2020

Bulletin No. 1 2020-into-2021       27-11-2020


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.

2021 Courses are now available online.

The renewal membership fee (applicable to current and most former members) for 2021 is $40 per person. For new members the fee is $75.

That fee must be paid prior to enrolling in any course. The fee is payable online, using PayPal, MasterCard or Visa, or by cheque mailed to the Treasurer (include your name & membership number), PO Box 1596, Coffs Harbour. 2450

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 about these organisations and Coffs Harbour U3A Inc. is available from their respective websites.

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