The Benalla Ensign is a weekly newspaper that has been published in Benalla, Victoria, Australia since 1868. It currently has a weekly circulation of 36,904 and provides mostly local news with a strong emphasis on the results of local sports teams and local classified ads.
The Benalla Ensign first began publication as the' Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal' in 1868. The original proprietor was John Liston. This was superseded by the' North Eastern Ensign' in April 1872 and was published under this title until February 1938 when it returned to the original name. The owners from 1887 to 1977 were the O'Shea Family who then sold the newspaper to Geoff Adams and in July 1986 the current owners McPherson Media Group bought it.
- Margarets Gee's Australian media guide 97th edition July 2011, published in Melbourne by Crown Content in 2011p 78.
- The Bold Type : a history of Victoria's country by Rod Kirkpatick published in Ascot Vale in 2001 for the Victorian Country Press Association page 47
- The Bold Type : a history of Victoria's country by Rod Kirkpatick published in Ascot Vale in 2001 for the Victorian Country Press Association page 183
- Digitised Benalla Ensign from the National Library of Australia