Pacific Magazines

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Pacific Magazines is a magazine publisher operating in Australia, owned by Seven West Media.[1]

Pacific publishes leading titles including Australia's best selling magazine Better Homes & Gardens and the nation's leading fashion brand Marie Claire.

It has it roots in the Southdown Press, the publishers of New Idea and long owned by the Murdoch family. When News Limited acquired the Herald and Weekly Times in 1987, the Australasian and Argus titles (Australasian Post, Home Beautiful, Your Garden) were added. Rupert Murdoch spun off his Australian magazine holdings in 1991 into a new company, Pacific Magazines and Printing (PMP). Seven Media Group acquired Pacific Magazines in 2002, leaving PMP as solely a printing business. Two years later, Seven bought Murdoch Magazines, a former corporate sibling in News Limited, from Matt Handbury.[2]

In 2016, Pacific Magazines took its digital assets back from Yahoo7 and subsequently launched multiple digital products across Fashion, Entertainment and Home & Food. [3]

In 2017, Pacific unveiled it's all new 'premium user experience' digital offerings for Marie Claire and Women's Health. [4]


Fashion & Beauty


Home & Food

  • Better Homes and Gardens, a monthly home/lifestyle magazine, based on the original American publication
  • Diabetic Living, a bi-monthly lifestyle magazine aimed at people suffering from diabetes.
  • Family Circle, a women's magazine aimed at mothers, based on the American publication.
  • Home Beautiful, a monthly home decorating magazine.

Previous titles

  • Bride to Be, a bridal magazine. (print edition ceased publication in September 2016)[5]
  • Famous, a weekly celebrity tabloid magazine. (print edition ceased publication 2016)
  • Feast, a monthly magazine in partnership with SBS Food (ceased publication in 2015)
  • K-Zone, a monthly children's magazine dealing with toys, gaming, anime, sport and entertainment. (ceased publication July 2017)
  • Practical Parenting, a monthly parenting magazine.
  • Monument, a bi-monthly architecture and design magazine. (ceased publication in 2013)
  • Prevention, a monthly healthy lifestyle magazine for women over 40 (the last issue by the company was published in December 2016)[5]
  • Total Girl, a monthly magazine for preteen girls.
  • TV Hits, a monthly entertainment magazine for teenagers. (ceased publication as of last issue 2010)
  • Your Garden, a quarterly gardening magazine (ceased publication in August 2016)[1]


  1. ^ a b Lindsay Bennett (22 August 2016). "PacMags calls quits on Prevention, closes three magazines". AdNews. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Seven Network's Pacific Publications buys Murdoch Magazines". Sydney Morning Herald. 12 July 2004. ISSN 0312-6315. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. ^ {{Cite news|title=Pacific Magazines Takes Back Digital Assets from Yahoo7|url=
  4. ^ {{Cite news|title="Pacific Magazines revamps |url=
  5. ^ a b Miranda Ward (22 August 2016). "Pacific Magazines ceases publication of Prevention, Dec/Jan issue to be its last". Mumbrella. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 

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