The word university in Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly means “community of teachers and scholars”.

The Term 4 Newslink is available on the right hand side tab Newslink T4 to read, download and print.

The U3A NSW E-Newsletter, July 2020 also U3AAA Bulletin No. 29 2020 07 from U3A Australia and U3A NSW Newslink Sept 2020 are now available to read and download from the Newslink T2&3 tab at the top right of this page. Enjoy.

  • SPECIAL PARKING TICKETS. These are only for single sessions, that is they have to be returned at the end of your first session for the day. There are now only four tickets available because numbers two and three will not be replaced, they have been lost. The return of tickets at the end of the session will need to be signed in by the user and one other member – we are trying to ensure we are not responsible for losing any in future.
    The parking officers have been advised that these tickets have not been returned. If they are found in a car now, the driver will be fined.
  • REMINDERS. The Orange U3A mobile phone (see Newslink) is available for general enquiries only. For further information on courses please ring the Course Leader.


Orange is a medium-sized city approximately 260 kms from Sydney. It is well known for apple and stone fruit production, cold climate wines and has many government departments based in the city. Newcrest Mining Limited operates a large gold and copper mine on our doorstep.

The population has reached approximately 41,000 and hosts a campus of Charles Sturt University and is attracting many health professionals because of our excellent hospital system. It is known as the Colour City because of its vibrant autumn colours which mass around the city. There are many organisations of all sizes and interests which offer levels of involvement which attracts all sections of the community.

Orange U3A was started in 1989 and was instrumental in setting up the NSW Council to support the new groups which were starting up within easy travelling distance of Orange and also set up the Public Liability Insurance Scheme. The Council was the forerunner of the NSW U3A network which supports all U3A groups in NSW.

We look forward to your enquiries.