Cedar Street, Dorrigo, NSW

A “not for profit” centre, managed by a parent body & staffed by experienced professionals in the field of early childhood.

Operational-9am to 3pm during school terms.

Subsidised fees available.

Implementation of additional needs program in consultation with families & support services where necessary.

A place where we value the importance of play in a nature based environment that will:

nurture the development of the whole child enrich and extend each child’s learning invite involvement bring joy foster the opportunity for self-discovery value relationships with family, culture and community.

Our Program is play based & is inspired by:

children’s strengths & interest knowledge of the world individual programs social & emotional readiness for school skills development community involvement.

We work towards sustainable practices, nurturing in each child the sense of wonder & respect for the natural world.


Phone: 67759136


Phone: 66572552


Phone: 66576155


Phone: 66572097


Phone: 66574188


Phone: 66578133


Phone: 1800 007 400

Dorrigo High School

Waterfall Way, Dorrigo, NSW
Phone: 02 6657 2001
Name: Michael Bleakley, Principal

Dorrigo is a beautiful rural town located on the eastern edge of the spectacular New England plateau. The high school is a vibrant part of the community and draws from the township itself, surrounding farmlands and small villages such as Dundurrabin, Hernani and Ebor.
Dorrigo High School has a fine tradition of serving its community and celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2006. The school has a well established reputation for sporting achievement and was a diamond achiever in the Premier’s Sporting Challenge in 2008. Students are offered a wide range of cultural, sporting and academic activities and excel in areas such as debating, rugby union, soccer and canoeing to name a few. In 2006, our Tournament of Minds team gained second place nationally, which was an amazing achievement for a small rural school.
The local community is extremely proud and supportive of us and this contributes to the positive culture that is evident to all who attend and visit the school.
New innovations such as an extension to our high quality technology facilities with an interactive whiteboard program in place, and new curriculum activities, such as Connected Learning are underway and we look forward to continued growth of the school.

Dorrigo Plateau U3A – University of the Third Age

PO Box 107, Dorrigo, 2453 NSW
President: Martin Pearce Phone: 0419 333 525.


The U3A (University of the Third Age) movement began at the University of Toulouse, France in 1973, and was subsequently launched in Cambridge, United Kingdom and this became the model for U3A in Australia. The term “University” is used in the original and medieval sense of an association or community of teachers and scholars, united in the pursuit of knowledge. In Spain U3A is known as Universidad de tiempo libre – University of Free Time – which is a very apt description.

In 1984, the first U3A in Australia was started in Melbourne, and since then, the movement has grown to 240 independent U3A groups in all States and Territories.  Australia, per head of population, has the largest number of U3A groups in the world, and the movement continues to expand.

The Dorrigo Plateau University of the Third Age Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation organised entirely by volunteers. These dedicated people look after the administration for the group, setting up courses, sessions and workshops covering a variety of interesting subjects.

Our voluntary tutors freely donate their time and are willing to share their skills and life experiences with members of the U3A group; this results in everyone learning for pleasure, both tutors and participants. U3A is open to anyone who wants to learn things, not for qualifications, but for the reward of learning and the joy of discovery.

Despite Dorrigo being a small community, our U3A continues to offer rewarding and interesting courses.  Click here for the   2020 Term 1 SESSION SCHEDULE

To take part, you can become a member by applying for membership on the Membership Form which you can  DOWNLOAD HERE or you can pick up a form at the information centre in Hickory Street, Dorrigo or from the Dorrigo Library. Membership runs from January to December and is currently set at $25 per annum.

As a member you are entitled to attend any courses you choose, but if you decide to attend a course or workshop, it is essential that you contact the tutor and register for the course before attending. This is important because if a tutor thinks there are not enough participants for a course, seven days before the course begins, then the course may be cancelled.  When attending a course, you will be asked to state your membership number, before the course begins.

Members of the Dorrigo Plateau U3A are also entitled to attend courses in other U3A groups without further payment.

If you or someone you know would be prepared to tutor a course, workshop or session for the group, then please contact our President, Martin Pearce on . For further details or enquiries, please contact the Secretary at

Click here to  DOWNLOAD U3A Newsletter June 2019