Northern Beaches

Welcome to Northern Beaches Region

The Northern Beaches area stretches from Palm Beach to Manly and encompasses Terry Hills, Belrose, Frenchs Forest and Forestville to the west. It was previously known as Guringai country, the land of the Garigal or Caregal people. It is home to the Manly Sea Eagles, Garigal and Kuring-Gai Chase National Parks, enviable beaches and a relaxed, carefree lifestyle.  You can find full details of our fantastic range of courses in the 2018 Semester 1 Course Book.  There is also a ‘Monday to Friday Calendar‘ to make your course selection easier.

Occasionally changes are made to courses and events following publication of the Course Book. These changes are detailed in the Course Book Changes link on the sidebar.

Please check the Newsletters link on the sidebar to view up to date information on upcoming courses, events and any changes to the program.

More information about our courses can be found on the Northern Beaches Courses page.


2018 Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM and election of office bearers is on Wednesday 14 March at the Baptist Church, 13 Grenfell Avenue, Narrabeen, commencing at 11.00am.  Doors will be open from 10.30am for examination of reports and minutes from last year’s meeting.

Refreshments and surprise entertainment will follow the AGM in the Church Hall.  For catering purposes, please respond by Thursday 1 March to Gaye Pringle either by email or by phone, 0407 248 331 or 9975 3182.

A number of committee positions will become vacant at the AGM and we are seeking volunteers to take on some of these tasks. If you are interested in helping by volunteering for a role on the committee please download, print and complete the nomination form which should be returned by email (preferred) or mail to the Secretary, U3A Northern Beaches, PO Box 318, Dee Why, NSW 2099.  If you don’t have access to a printer please contact the Secretary, Olivia Kesby, on 9938 3028.

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 1 March 2018.


Showcase and New Members Morning Tea
7 February 2018

A very successful Showcase with over 150 attendees.  18 quality presenters spoke about their courses and were able to hand out leaflets and provide further information during the morning. Morning tea was enjoyed by all and many friendships were enriched over a cuppa.

A big thank you to all the many volunteers who helped make the event so successful.

Laurie Wilson who is starting a ‘Creative Photography’ course this semester very kindly took and shared these photos of the event (full details of his course on page 46 of the course book).

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Annual General Meeting, 2017

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This year’s AGM was held on Tuesday 7 March and was well attended by approximately 80 members.  The agenda, minutes from last year’s meeting and back up papers were handed to members on arrival which allowed pre-reading before the commencement of the meeting which concluded at approximately 11.40am.

The outgoing President, Ruth Buchanan, and last year’s committee were thanked for their hard work.  Rosemary McCulloch was appointed President for the upcoming year and new committee members were welcomed.  Further members will be added to the committee over the next couple of months.

We were entertained by guest speaker Warren Fahey, folklore collector, cultural historian, author and songwriter, who reminisced about his childhood, recited poems and sang bush songs, much to the delight of the audience.


Our venues

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