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

Main article: List of newspapers in Australia by circulation

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

Weekly newspapers

Bi-weekly and monthly newspapers

New South Wales

Main article: List of newspapers in New South Wales

Sydney newspapers

See also: Media in Sydney

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

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

Newspapers in languages other than English

For a more comprehensive list, see List of non-English-language newspapers in New South Wales.

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

Melbourne newspapers

See also: Media in Melbourne

Regional newspapers


For defunct newspapers, see Category:Defunct newspapers published in Queensland.

Brisbane newspapers

Brisbane community newspapers

Regional newspapers

Western Australia

Main article: List of newspapers in Western Australia

Perth newspapers

Regional newspapers

Further information: Category:Newspapers published in Western Australia by region

South Australia

See also: List of newspapers in South Australia by circulation


Regional newspapers


Main article: List of newspapers in Tasmania

Hobart newspapers

Regional newspapers

Northern Territory

Darwin newspapers

Regional newspapers

Australian Capital Territory

See also


  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".