We are a group of people who meet weekly and volunteer our time to support local, national and international projects that benefit the community. The club’s major project, the Annual Rotary Book Fair, runs for a week each year in May.

  • Recycles books donated by the public
  • Started in 1998
  • Over $1,000,000 has been raised in 25 years
  • All money raised is distributed to charities, organisations, schools, groups, and individuals in need of assistance
  • Our target for 2023 was to reach $1,000,000 in total - We made it!

Armidale Book Fair 2022

Here's some of the crowd on opening day

The 2024 Armidale Second Hand Book Fair

will be held at the Armidale Jockey Club in Barney Street (map)

from Saturday 18th to Saturday 25th May, 2024.

We'll be open for 8 days, from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Thousands of second hand books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles will be available at very reasonable prices. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all the Book Fair news and how we spend the funds raised.

As a successful Rotary Club, Armidale Central provides an opportunity for members of the community to enjoy friendship while raising significant funds to ensure worthwhile support for a wide range of local, national and international activities and organisations.

Our club runs in a non-formal environment and does not stand on ceremony.

Members attend meetings and support fundraising programs when it is convenient for them to do so. We meet currently on Thursdays, at lunchtime, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

If you have any enquiries don't hesitate to contact Graeme Fordham by telephone (0402 598 107) or

Armidale Rotary Book Shed

Yes please!

We're interested in books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles.

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 to deliver).

link to Book Shed location 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 Book Shed enquiries email address and phone number.

Tip: if you are putting bags or boxes of books into the yellow bin, please tie or seal their tops. Otherwise, Murphy's Law predicts that they will land upside down, spilling the contents!

Members and Guests meet every
Thursday, at 12:15 for 12:30pm
at the Country Comfort Motel,
86 Barney Street, Armidale.
Visitors are always welcome, but please confirm ahead.

President - John Jones
t: +61 421 347 626

Secretary - Greta Williamson
t: +61 2 6772 0936

Membership Enquiries -
Graeme Fordham

t: +61 402 598 107

Book Shed Enquiries -
Ian Garske

t: +61 402 304 225

p: PO Box 1150, Armidale NSW 2350

In 2020-2023 Armidale Central Rotary has supported or is supporting many different organisations. Here are just some of them: