The Historical Society meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9.30am at the Museum. New members are always welcome. The Museum is Dorrigo’s window on the district’s past, and a centre for the collection of district and personal histories, artifacts and photographs. The building is open to the public for the purpose of study, education and enjoyment.
We seek to acquire, conserve, research, communicate and exhibit the material evidence of the people and environment of the Dorrigo Plateau. Our area extends from Point Lookout and Guy Fawkes to Clouds Creek; to Lowanna and Maynards Plains and all places in between.
The following website has copies of the Don Dorrigo and Guy Fawkes Advocate from the early days: Trove – National Library of Australia
OPENING HOURS: Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
10:00am to 02:30pm (Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive over Xmas holidays. Other times by appointment)
Address: Corner Myrtle and Cudgery Streets, PO Box 59 DORRIGO NSW 2453
Contact person: Mr Lynn Burke (President)
Phone: 02 6657 1956
The Dorrigo and Guy Fawkes Agricultural Association Incorporated (the Dorrigo Show Society) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation. The Society holds and promotes an Agricultural Show each year to serve as our primary medium to achieve our mission. The primary focus of the Agricultural Show is to serve as a showcase for the talents of the residents, local organisations and particularly the youth of the community.
Street: Dorrigo Showground, Corner of Waterfall Way & Tyringham Road, Dorrigo
Postal: P.O. Box 153, DORRIGO, NSW 2453
Phone: 0490 146 227
Fax: 02 4744 2465
Facebook: The Dorrigo Show
Dorrigo Bird Watching Group
Phone: 02 6657 3205
Dorrigo Community Markets are run by the Dorrigo Showground Trust as a service to the Plateau community. They are held monthly in Hickory Street on the first Saturday of the month, starting at 8am and finishing up around 12 noon. Stallholders are welcome from the Dorrigo Plateau and beyond.
The Market usually has around 35 stallholders presenting a wide range of goods and services to locals and visitors.
There are also representatives from community organisations that use the Market as a means of generating funds to assist in their operations e.g. Lions and CWA. Other stallholders include providores of jams and chutneys, conventional and organic fruit and vegetables, coffee, wines, cakes and slices, seedlings, bric-a-brac, handmade jewellery, pre-loved and new books, cards, flowers, honey, clothing, plants, food etc. Local entertainers often strike up a tune, complementing the social conviviality of the morning.
Please join us for some “fair dinkum” country hospitality!
Coordinator: Marjorie Hawkins
Website: Facebook page
Dorrigo Embroidery Group
Phone: 02 6657 2143
Dorrigo Lacemakers Group
Phone: 02 6657 2004
Dorrigo Plateau Film Group
We meet on the first Sunday every month. There is no charge for admission, however a gold coin donation towards costs would be appreciated. Please bring a plate for afternoon tea. Tea and coffee are supplied.
Name: Alan Petschack
Phone: 02 6657 5333
Dorrigo Seed Savers & Awareness Garden
Meets every second month on the 4th Monday: January, March, May, July, September, November.
This group is for people who enjoy swapping seeds, cuttings, divisions and plants. It’s a group that grows from seed to seed, producing locally adapted seed, and preserving the genetic basis of tomorrow’s food.
If you are concerned about the quality of your food and lack of diverse varieties, this group is for you!
If you live in or around the Dorrigo area and have some seed you’ve saved, or are currently growing something in your garden to save its seed, we’d love you to donate some to Dorrigo Seed Savers so we can share it with the community. We have a seed donation box at the bottom of our seed display rack at the Dorrigo Library. In the box you’ll find a small form to fill out, so we know how to label your seed when we package it up. Thank you! The more people saving seed the better!
The Dorrigo Awareness Garden is on the verge in Vine Street, Dorrigo: drive along Hickory Street and continue along Vine Street (toward Dangar Falls). Before you get to the edge of town you’ll see Sweet Sal (or is it Sassy Sal?) on the right, keeping an eye on the garden beds.
The Awareness Garden is a project of the Dorrigo Seed Savers, aimed at showing what can be grown here, and using the plants to harvest seed. A wide range of locally acclimatised seed is available from the Seed Savers group – see us at the Dorrigo Community Markets. We may also have seedlings, cuttings and rhizomes, depending on the time of year.
Facebook: Dorrigo Seed Savers & Awareness Garden
Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum
Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum Limited is home to the largest collection of preserved railway vehicles and memorabilia from the various Government and private railways of New South Wales. It is one of the most comprehensive railway collections in the world, with exhibits ranging from 1855 to the present day.
Unfortunately the Museum is not yet open to the public however you can get some great photos from the roadside in Tallowood Street, Dorrigo.
Name: Keith Jones
Phone: 02 6657 2176
Postal: P.O. Box 200, Dorrigo NSW 2453
Dorrigo Walking Group
Phone: 02 6657 2820
Dorrigo Plateau Fibre Group
Phone: 02 6657 5145
Phone: 02 6657 2707
Dorrigo Ukulele Group & Misty Mountain Players
We meet up every first and third Sunday of the month during school terms at Hickory House on Hickory Street, Dorrigo. We have a Beginner’s session from 3.30 – 4.30pm and an Advanced session from 4.30 – 5.30pm
BYO ukulele or let us know in advance if you wish to borrow one for the session to see if you like it!
Cost: $1.00 per player per session to cover music costs.
ALL CHILDREN UNDER 12 NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES!
Girl Guides offers girls aged from 6 years the opportunity to gain practical skills whilst having a great time with friends! Qualified volunteers from Dorrigo District run this informal, fun, educational program at the Dorrigo Guide Hall, on the corner of Hickory and Vine Streets, fortnightly during the school term from 4pm-5.30pm.
Girls also have the opportunity to participate in campfire nights, indoor and outdoor camping, and visits to other District’s events.
Girl Guides – Skills for Life!
District Leader: Lisa Lowe
Phone: 0400 360 720
For more information about Girl Guides in general visit our state website www.girlguides-nswact.org.au
Green Lifestyle Group
The Dorrigo Green Lifestyle Group has been formed to share information, skills, and experiences.
We share our knowledge about a wide variety of topics – all with a view to enable us to live a more sustainable, self-sufficient, healthy and ‘green’ lifestyle.
Phone: 02 6657 8251
Dedicated to the preservation of the Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse.
Heritage Horses (often misnamed Brumbies) are the foundation stock of the original Walers & have significant heritage value. As Australia’s living history, they are kind, inquisitive, loyal & steadfast, free moving, strong & sure footed, suiting all disciplines, environments & abilities.
Postal Address: PO Box 442 Dorrigo NSW 2453
General inquiries and sales
Phone: Erica Jessup 02 6657 5342
Registration and membership
Phone: Erica Jessup 02 6657 5342
For inquiries and feedback
Meet and Make Group
Phone: 02 6657 2114
The Old Gazette Film Society (a sub-committee of the Dorrigo Dramatic Club Inc) are celebrating the installation of new theatre equipment and also the commencement of the Old Gazette Film Society which includes monthly film screenings at the Old Gazette Theatre.
For more info on prices and upcoming films download the flyer here!
Sharing film, food and conversation on the Plateau!
Plateau Fibre Group
Phone: 02 6657 2236
Come and visit us for some Sunday Coffee and More… at the Dundurrabin Community Centre!
It’s a lovely drive in a beautiful part of the world with friendly faces and market stalls at the end of it!
There are BBQ foods for sale and, as usual, drinks, cakes and local farm produce and an assortment of other market stalls.