Newspapers in Australia

There are two national and 10 state/territory daily newspapers, 35 regional dailies and 470 other regional and suburban newspapers in Australia. Each state and territory has one or two dominant daily newspapers which focus upon the major national news while also containing news of importance for the State that it is sold in. These include: The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Age (Melbourne), and The Herald Sun (Melbourne). The two national daily newspapers are The Australian and The Australian Financial Review. Nearly all major metropolitan newspapers are owned either by News Limited, a subsidiary of News Corporation, or Nine Entertainment Co., with notable exceptions including The West Australian, The Sunday Times and The Canberra Times.

Newspapers being loaded onto trucks outside the Sydney Morning Herald office, O’Connell St, Sydney, 1920 (National Library of Australia)

Other notable newspapers and news websites are: news.com.au, ABC News Online, Seven News Online, SBS News Online, Nine News, the Guardian Australia, The Saturday Paper and The Spectator.[1] Increasing news material published online in Australia, sometimes exclusively.


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