The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a worldwide movement, catering to those in the “Third” or “Golden Age” of life. “University” refers to an older meaning of the word, describing a group of teachers and students gathering together to learn from each other.

Please note that all our meetings are now at 10.30am, NOT 10am.

The Orange U3A Term 1 Newsletter is now available, Click the top right hand side tab Newsletter T1 to read, download and print.

We are on Facebook > U3 Orange site as well. Search in Facebook for U3A Orange and apply to the administrator for entry as it is a private site for our members.

  • 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 three tickets available because they have been lost and Orange Council are not printing any more. Your NAME should be listed ONLY when the pass is taken out, and signed for ONLY when it is returned. – 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 the lost tickets are found in a car now, the driver will be fined.


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.