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The Wollongong Advertiser is a free newspaper for the residents of Wollongong and the Illawarra region, New South Wales, Australia. It has a circulation of just under 100,000, ranging from Helensburgh to Gerringong. Until 2012, the newspaper was published in three editions: Wollongong Advertiser, Shellharbour Advertiser and Kiama Advertiser. In 2011 Fairfax purchased the Kiama Independent and Lake Times newspapers, when management of these newspapers transferred to the Illawarra Mercury in 2012, the Kiama and Shellharbour editions of the Advertiser were discontinued.
The newspaper focuses on local and regional news, contains a television guide, classifieds and a sports section as well as band gig listings and special focus sections.
Its editor is Antony Field. Its reporters are Nathan Simpson, for the southern suburbs, Agron Latifi for the northern suburbs and Alex Arnold for Kiama, as well as sub editing.
The Wollongong Advertiser is the leading regional community newspaper for the Illawarra northern suburbs, operating in conjunction with the Illawarra Mercury. Both are Fairfax publications.