List of newspapers in Australia

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This is a list of newspapers in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald is the most-read newspaper in Australia, with over eight million readers as of 2021.[1]

Top 10 newspapers by circulation[edit]

The following is a list of the top 10 newspapers in Australia by average paid print circulation in 2018.[2][3]

Newspaper Primary service area Headquarters Circulation Owner Masthead
Herald Sun Southbank 603,658 News Corp Australia
The Daily Telegraph Surry Hills 526,216[a] News Corp Australia
The Courier-Mail Bowen Hills 384,699[b] News Corp Australia
The West Australian Western Australia Osborne Park 335,369 Seven West Media
The Age
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria
Melbourne central business district 308,752 Nine Entertainment
The Australian National Surry Hills 303,809 News Corp Australia
The Advertiser Adelaide central business district 272,310[c] News Corp Australia
Sydney Morning Herald
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
North Sydney 231,232 Nine Entertainment
The Sunday Times
  • Perth
  • Western Australia
Osborne Park 168,432 Seven West Media
Australian Financial Review National North Sydney 86,550 Nine Entertainment


Octopus attacks described in old Australian newspapers[4]

In 1950, the number of national daily newspapers in Australia was 54 and it increased to 65 in 1965.[5]

Daily newspapers[edit]

Weekly newspapers[edit]

Bi-weekly and monthly newspapers[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Sydney newspapers[edit]

There are many newspapers published in New South Wales, serving both the capital, Sydney, and the regions. Some newspapers are defunct; some have been renamed; some have been amalgamated. The two main Sydney newspapers are The Sydney Morning Herald, which was founded in 1831, and The Daily Telegraph, founded in 1879.

Regional newspapers[edit]

  • Newcastle Weekly (2015– )

Broken Hill, though a city in New South Wales, has significant historical connections to South Australia.

Newspapers in languages other than English[edit]

There are also many current and past newspapers serving local communities in New South Wales that are published in languages other than English.


Statewide newspapers[edit]

Melbourne newspapers[edit]

Regional newspapers[edit]


Brisbane newspapers[edit]

Brisbane community newspapers[edit]

Regional newspapers[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

Perth newspapers[edit]

Regional newspapers[edit]

  • Albany Advertiser
  • Avon Advocate
  • Broome Advertiser
  • The Bunbury Herald
  • Bunbury Mail
  • Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
  • Busselton-Margaret Times
  • Capes Herald
  • Coolgardie Miner
  • Darlington Review
  • Esperance Express
  • Echo Newspapers
  • Geraldton Guardian
  • Gnowangerup Star (defunct)
  • Golden Age (Coolgardie daily)
  • Goldfield Courier (Coolgardie)
  • Goldfields Express (Goldfields region)
  • Great Southern Herald (Katanning)
  • Harvey Reporter
  • Kalgoorlie Miner
  • Kimberley Echo (Kununurra)
  • Kimberley Times (Derby)
  • Mandurah Coastal Times
  • Mandurah Mail
  • Manjimup-Bridgetown Times
  • Midwest Times
  • Mundaring Magazine
  • Murray Mail (Pinjarra)
  • Narrogin Observer
  • North West Telegraph (Port Hedland)
  • Northern Guardian (Carnarvon)
  • The Northern Times (Carnarvon, W.A.)
  • Northern Valleys News (Northern Valleys – Bindoon, Bullsbrook, Calingiri, Chittering, Gingin, Mogumber, Muchea, Wannamal)
  • Pilbara Echo (Karratha, Dampier, Port Hedland)
  • Pilbara News (Karratha)
  • Pinjarra Murray Times (Pinjarra)
  • Sound Telegraph (Rockingham)
  • South Western Times (Bunbury)
  • Southern Avon Chronicle (Northam, York)

South Australia[edit]


Regional newspapers[edit]


Hobart newspapers[edit]

Regional newspapers[edit]

  • The Advocate (Burnie)
  • Circular Head Chronicle (Smithton)
  • The Examiner (Launceston)
  • The Gazette (New Norfolk)
  • Huon Valley News (Franklin)
  • The Independent (Launceston)
  • Kingborough Chronicle (Kingborough)
  • North-Eastern Advertiser (Scottsdale)
  • Tasmanian Country (Hobart)
  • Sorell Times (Sorell)
  • Tasman Gazette (Tasman peninsula)
  • East Coast View (East coast)
  • Hobart Observer (Hobart)
  • Glenorchy Gazette (Glenorchy)
  • Eastern Shore Sun (Eastern shore)

Northern Territory[edit]

Darwin newspapers[edit]

Regional newspapers[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Including figures of The Sunday Telegraph.
  2. ^ Including figures of The Sunday Mail.
  3. ^ Including figures of Sunday Mail.


  1. ^ "Sydney Morning Herald the most read newspaper in the country". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 November 2021. Archived from the original on 21 November 2021.
  2. ^ Samios, Zoe (16 August 2018). "News Corp releases digital subscription numbers following withdrawal from AMAA audit". Mumbrella. Archived from the original on 14 June 2020.
  3. ^ Wallbank, Paul (20 February 2019). "Newspapers continue slump in latest audited circulation figures". Mumbrella. Archived from the original on 21 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program - National Library of Australia". Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ Pippa Norris (Fall 2000). "Chapter 4 The Decline of Newspapers?". A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Post-Industrial Societies (PDF). New York: Cambridge University Press. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Geelanmedia Publications - Issuu".
  7. ^ Archived 31 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Association, Kuranda Media. "Kuranda Paper 270 October 2015". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. ^ "The National Tribune".

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