Corona Virus Update
Due to the spread of Corona Virus (COVID19) Orange U3A has cancelled any further events for Term 1 and shall review the situation mid-April 2020 to decide the fate of Term 2. Stay safe.

The U3A NSW Newsletter, March 2020 is now available to read and download from the Newslink T1 tab at the top right of the page. Enjoy.

The Term 1, 2020 Newslink is now available in Portable Document Format (pdf) and can be viewed or printed via the right hand tab Newslink T1 on this page > click on the pdf file to view it. Control + P to print it. If you would like to download it just hover the right mouse over the file and Save target as to your computer.

  • The Lively Discussion Group has added a summary of their discussion recently:
    What ‘pluses and minuses’ have resulted from the recent horrendous bushfires?
  • 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 only 6 of these temporary permits available, but the members of the SSC Management Committee were told last week that we are not all obeying the rules. Those people who use the concessions, please abide by the rules, even if it means taking the permit back before lunch, and later applying for another if you are staying for an afternoon session. We were told that the next step would be to name the people concerned. That is a concern – please do not let that happen.
  • 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.