Welcome to U3A Network NSW!

Welcome to our website

We trust it will assist those who are:

  • from an affiliated U3A group,
  • current or prospective members of a U3A group,
  • wishing to locate a U3A group, or
  • simply inquisitive.

About the Network

U3A Network NSW Inc is the licensed representative of The Third Age Trust for U3As located in NSW and several more groups from interstate who all support the general aims and directions of providing life-long learning opportunities for their members in their 'third age' using the skills of their members gained during their 'second age'.

The Third Age Trust owns the U3A trade mark in Australia. The primary object of U3A Network NSW Inc is to assist the U3As operating in its territory to adhere to the fundamental principles of U3A, to conduct their associations in a manner that protects the reputation of U3A and provides a wide range of educational opportunities to their respective members.

Volunteers are the key to the way U3A delivers its 'service' to its members. The Network estimates that there are around 2,000 volunteers in NSW making U3A happen every year!  At each U3A the volunteers do all the administrative tasks, plan and coordinate a program, ready venues, look after printing, maintain the website and, importantly, provide the volunteer tutors that share their experiences in activities ranging from exercise, through travel to philosophy.  All of our member U3As welcome volunteers while the Network has some some vacancies to fill at the end of 2020.  Click the image below to learn more about the Network vacancies.

Remote Learning

With Social Distancing becoming the norm, the Network has been assembling some ideas and options for our member U3As to keep in touch using the technologies of today, our computers and smartphones and certainly not peddle radios. A short list is on a new page that we are calling, for the want of a better name, Remote Learning, click and have a look and if you have an idea to submit, please Email info@nsw.u3anet.org.au.

As our COVID-19 year is drawing to a close there's lots of optimism about what 2021 will be like. All are hoping that U3As can get back to some sort of normal.  With "learning" being less on the agenda over the festive season, you may choose to click this link to go on some Virtual Trips. There's many options to chose from!

We think U3A is special and we trust you do too!

The Senior newspaper, our Media Partner, is a useful resource for members of our affiliated U3A groups. Here's a friendly way to connect to "The Senior" via the Puzzle page by clicking the image above. It's a good place to exercise the brain and then onto other helpful sections, such as, News, Health, Travel and more; all are accessible from The Senior's Home page.


Every quarter we publish a Newslink. A publication full of latest news from your region and around NSW, useful articles and information on the upcoming events. You may View the latest edition of Newslink by clicking the button below.