Meeting Day

Members and Guests meet every

Thursday at 12:00 for 12:30pm

at the Armidale Ex Servies Club

Visitors are always welcome.


Contact the Club

President - Andrew Pratt


Phone: 0481 481 871


Secretary - Lindsay Kaynes


Phone: 0429 844 553


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 maintain the gardens on and near the northern roundabout of the Armidale by-pass. We also organise various social events, and enjoy much 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 that helped us stage the 2017 Fair.

Now we're gearing up for the 2018 Armidale Book Fair.

Saturday, 12th May to Saturday, 19th May 2018.

9:00am to 5:00pm, daily

Please put it in your diary now!

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

Book Fair map

Some scenes from the 2017 Armidale Book Fair

The queue before the Fair opened on 6 May 2017
The queue before the Fair opened on 6 May 2017
First 3 in the queue
Pleased to be the first three in the queue
Happy workers awaiting the first customers
Relaxed workers awaiting the first customers
We love selling children's books
We love selling children's books
Some of our better or special books
Some of our better or special books
To buy or not to buy?
To buy or not to buy?

Can I donate books?

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

Call or Contact Us if you can't deliver the books yourself - we may be able to arrange a pick up.


Up Down Project in Brazil

Our club is heavily involved with the "Up Down" project in Brazil through the work of Ian and Helen Garske in association with Luciana Belomo.


The link below is Luciana’s presentation on a tribute night for all the support received.


This is well worth a watch on YouTube. Follow the link below.

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.