Northern Tablelands Branch

Northern Tablelands Branch


Welcome to the Northern Tablelands Branch of ABC Friends

The Northern Tablelands Branch of ABC Friends welcomes people living in the beautiful townships and surrounds of the Northern Tablelands which stretch south to Walcha, west to Inverell, and north to Tenterfield.  The region forms part of the Great Dividing Range, with waters in the east flowing to the NSW east coast, and waters to the west flowing into the Murray-Darling River system. Our region includes seven Aboriginal nations – Ngarabal, Dainggatti, Anaiwan, Kamilaroi, Banbai, Gumbainggir and Bigambul, and various language dialects. We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of this stunning highland region. 

The Northern Tablelands Branch (formerly known as the Armidale Branch) was first established in September 1996, and has members from across the region. For more about the history of the branch, please click on 'History of ...' (link below). 

We welcome new members to our branch and hope you can come along to our meetings either in person or via an online link. We also hold special events, with details provided via regular posts in our 'Latest News ...' (link below).  Members receive a newsletter one or more times per year, as required.



Meetings are usually held at 5.30 to 7.00pm on the 2nd Thursday of February, May, August and November, with an AGM accompanying the November meeting.  For location details, please contact our secretary (details below).


Making contact

Secretary:  Vic Wright
Phone:  0477 877 315
Email:  [email protected]

Postal Address: 

Northern Tablelands ABC Friends
PO Box 66
Armidale NSW 2350


Click below for additional information

Latest News from ABC Friends Northern Tablelands

Public Broadcasting sites on the Northern Tablelands

Region-specific contributions by the ABC in New England

History of the Northern Tablelands Branch


Go to our Facebook site


Other websites of interest

National ABC Friends

ABC Alumni   (ABC Alumni Newsletters)

ABC Resources

Regional Australia Bank Community Partnership Program

If you bank with the RAB, you can can nominate one of their registered community organisations and become a ‘supporter’ of that organisation.  At the end of each financial year that organisation will then receive a donation from the RAB, reflecting the deposits of RAB depositors who have nominated it.  The Northern Tablelands ABC Friends branch can be nominated as an eligible community organisation (listed as Friends of the ABC).  Next time you are in an RAB branch, ask about their Community Partnership Program.