Autumn Leave Bensville Carolyn Kingsmill
Autumn Leaves at Bensville photographed by Carolyn Kingsmill


U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a world-wide self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment. It provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. The term ‘university’ is used in a broad sense where members can be both students and conversely teachers or leaders.

U3A Central Coast offers courses to enhance the intellectual, social and physical wellbeing of the members. These courses include talks on history, literature, the arts, public affairs, the environment and humanities, lunch and coffee groups, bushwalking and excursions to Sydney and Newcastle.  Our course leaders bring a broad range of skills and experiences to their offerings.

The courses take various forms including one day seminars, classes, discussion groups and walking groups held in different venues across the coast.

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Members of U3A Central Coast wrote these stories about life on the home front as part of an educational course 2023.  To read please click this link  Stories from the Home Front


Valerie Clifford’s Non-fiction Writing Group.
To view all the wonderful stories online,  please click this link. 
Not Quite Everything. An Anthology


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Make a note in your calendar!
Enrolment day Monday 8th July
Semester 2 commences Monday 22nd July

With over 500 members, it will not always be possible for members to enrol in their desired courses. Please do not let a “waitlist” stop you from enrolling in a class. Due to unforeseen circumstances members often are unable to attend and that creates an opening for those who have been waitlisted. That is why it is so important to apologise.    

Leaders/Presenters Wanted
Our Course Leaders keep our U3A thriving.  Leaders give one-off presentations, run a course or co-ordinate an activity or excursion. Could you become a Leader?  The first step need only be to make contact with our Course Coordinator who helps people develop their ideas into Courses. Making contact does not commit you to becoming a Leader. It simply gives you a chance to talk.

Leaders Lunch 2023 and Chippendale walk with Yolande

2024 Past & new president
Outgoing President Carolyn Kingsmill and newly elected President Helen Smith
2024 President Helen Smith



U3A Central Coast NSW (Inc)  ABN 42571006295
PO Box 1239 Gosford 2250

2024 AGM