Eastern Region

 Welcome to Eastern Region

Coming Up at the COA Centre

We offer stimulating and interesting Friday talks at the COA Centre to our members in the Eastern Region.  Join us for our exciting Semester 2 programme, details in the course book.

Friday 30 September 10.30 – 12.00 – Hot Topics in Industrial Relations – Presenter Barry Blanchard
Come and hear about hot topics in industrial relations – about restrained wages, insecure work and the gig economy, about the impact of rising inflation and interest rates. Presenter, Barry Blanchard, is an employment and industrial lawyer and has an insider’s perspective he will share with us.

Where: The COA Centre, 25 Rowe St, Woollahra,
200m from Bondi Junction rail and bus (take Grafton St Exit); parking at Westfield – get the app and get 4 hours free.


  • Your mask (optional)
  • Your U3A / COA membership number
  • A friend or two – friends can enjoy two free classes before joining

French Conversation

Are you reasonably fluent in French and would like to join a group for conversation each week to improve your French? Contact Paula Macintosh on 0425 074 488 or pmackint1@yahoo.com. U3A members meet every Thursday from 10.30 to 12.00 in Paddington`s EJ Ward Centre, 189 Underwood St (cnr George St) and buses are close by in Oxford St Paddington. The leader is Michelle Scheibmaier 0414078917.

Zoom course

Eminent philosophy lecturer Max Deutscher is inviting U3A members to a ZOOM course on Truth: Science, Poetry, Philosophy.
There will be six fortnightly ‘zoom’ sessions on the production of truths in these different registers.
Reading material will be distributed prior to each session.  Click here for help with Zoom.

The course will commence on Wednesday 7 September at 10.30am – 11.45am

All U3A members (and guests) are welcome to participate in our talks and courses

  • Bookings are not required for talksFor information about our CoVid-19 safety plan, click or tap here.
  • Non-members who wish to attend more than two talks will be requested to join as members. Cost is $75 p.a.
  • Seating is generally available for up to 60 people but government, local council and venue CoVid restrictions will apply
  • Morning tea is provided for a $2 donation if CoVid rules allow
  • Language courses, current affairs, film discussion, and book groups are held at a variety of venues
  • If a course or presentation is delivered via Zoom, members are able to join other regions’ courses

Contact Us

Secretary – Sandra See on 0412 044 811 or sandra.l.see@gmail.com
Email: U3A Central Office using the Contact Us form
Phone: (02) 9267 9056  (10:00am-1:00pm, Monday to Friday)