Meeting Day

Members and Guests meet every

Thursday at 12:00 for 12:30pm

at the Armidale Ex Servies Club.


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 several local projects and organisations. These currently include Autumn Lodge retirement home, the New England Conservatory of Music, Armidale and New England Hospital, and Anglicare.

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 held in May each year.

Thanks to all our wonderful supporters, volunteers, and the various organisations who helped us stage the December 2018 Book Sale and the May 2019 Book Fair.

Now we're getting ready for the 2020 Armidale Book Fair!


Saturday, 16th May to Saturday, 23rd May 2020.

9:00am to 5:00pm, daily

Why not put it in your diary now?!

And make sure, on the first three days, to visit the Book Lover's section, upstairs, for collectors' and premium items - at a price, but still great value.

Book Fair map

Can I donate books?

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 7:30 to 9:00am 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.


ShelterBox 2017-2018

Dear Rotary Club of Armidale Central

Congratulations on being a ShelterBox Bronze Champion for 2017-2018. Out of over 1100 clubs in Australia you are among an elite group that are dedicated to ensuring families in disaster have shelter in their time of need.

We look forward to working with you to ensure families receive the emergency aid they need following a disaster.

Kieryn Deutrom
Volunteer Program Manager
ShelterBox Australia

Shelter Box Logo 2017-2018

ShelterBox is proud to be Rotary International’s Project Partner in disaster relief, further strengthening a global circle of friendship.

This year ShelterBox has launched the ShelterBox Champion Awards to formally acknowledge the amazing support that Rotary provides in supporting families that are left without shelter.

Natural and other disasters are inevitable and frequent, and the need is continuous. In 2018, with global Rotary support, ShelterBox provided shelter and life-saving items for 42,000 families robbed of their homes by disaster and conflict. That is 210,000 people helped on the road to rebuilding and recovery.

ShelterBox Champions are made up of an elite group of Rotary clubs that have identified the continuing need to prepare for and immediately respond to the worst day ever. We would like to congratulate ShelterBox Champions who have made a lasting impact in worldwide disaster response by supporting ShelterBox annually for three consecutive years.

The Emergency Medical Information Booklet

EMIB cover

The Rotary Club of Armidale Central launched the Emergency Medical Information Booklet for Armidale in February 2015.


The book is a small folding document that contains personal details, medical history and a list of medications. It slips into a plastic sleeve which has small fridge magnets on the back and then can be attached to the fridge. In case of an emergency the ambulance officers can very quickly establish the vital information and expedite treatment and transfer to hospital if required.


This information could save your life in an emergency!!


The books are available free of charge from pharmacies and all general practices in Armidale. A gold coin donation is encouraged so that our Club can continue to provide this service into the future.


Read more about our EMIB Project.