Meeting Day

Our Thursday face-to-face meetings have been suspended as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, but we are meeting via Zoom. Contact our Secretary for details.
We meet at 12:30 for 12:45pm.


Visitors are always welcome
(but please confirm ahead)

Contact the Club

President - John Jones


Phone: 0421 347 626


Secretary - Greta Williamson


Phone: +61 2 6772 0936


Armidale Central Rotary Club

PO Box 1150

Armidale NSW 2350

Members of The Rotary Club of Armidale Central

The Rotary Club of Armidale Central is involved in helping members of the local community in many ways through supporting local projects and organisations. These currently include the New England Conservatorium of Music, drought assistance to small regional public schools, The Ascent Group, Northern Tablelands Mental Health, and Legacy
As with most Rotary Clubs, we work to help younger people through various international student exchanges, as well as by supporting local students who wish to attend courses in science, agriculture, leadership, and safe driving. In March 2015 we supported the formation of an Interact Club at Duval High School, Armidale.

We run the annual Armidale Book Fair, and organise various social events, and enjoy good fellowship while working to help others.

Our Projects

Armidale Book Fair

The Armidale Book Fair is a regular event on the New England calendar.  Thousands of second hand books are available at very reasonable prices and all proceeds go to the charities, organisations and projects supported by our Club. The Book Fair is usually held in May each year.


2020 Armidale Central Rotary Book Markets

Due to the Australia wide ban on non-essential gatherings of over 100 people indoors and other social distancing measures, Armidale Central Rotary Club cancelled its May 2020 Book Fair.

We take our community’s health and that of our Rotary members very seriously and are abiding by the restrictions being imposed by the State Government.

Now we're preparing for two Book Markets in November 2020!


Outdoors at our Book Shed


Indoors at the Armidale Racecourse


On the weekend of 14 and 15 NOVEMBER 2020

9:30am to 5:00pm, both days


The Outdoor Market will have books in all the usual categories at the usual great prices.

The Indoor Market will feature our famous 'Collectables and Premium Items', also at great prices.



These Markets may be postponed or cancelled at short notice due to changes in COVID-19 restrictions.

The Outdoor Market may also be postponed due to bad weather, but the Indoor Market will proceed on the above dates, regardless of the weather.

The Markets are being run as COVID-19 safe events. We encourage visitors to wear masks and gloves. We will provide hand sanitiser.

Numbers at each Market will be controlled by a token system, and sign-on will be required at the Indoor Market.

Don't forget to be "sun-safe" at the Outdoor Market. A hat, sunscreen and water bottle are highly recommended.

We strongly encourage visitors to make their purchases using EFTPOS.

Book Fair map


Can I donate books?

The Armidale Central Rotary Bookshed has been closed as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

PLEASE keep your donations until we re-open.

Armidale Rotary Book Shed

Yes please!

You'll find our  YELLOW BOOK BIN  at the corner of Dumaresq and Canambe Streets, Armidale, just near our book shed (which is open from 8:00 to 9:30am on Monday and Friday in case you have a special load).

Bookshed map

Contact us if you can't deliver the books yourself - we may be able to arrange a pick up. See the sidebar on this page for our Secretary's email address and phone number.