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2016: Now In Its 47th Year

In 2016, Local Media Pty Ltd celebrates the 47-year heritage of its flagship publication, the Melbourne Observer, first published in 1969.
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Melbourne Observer. Sydney News. Brisbane Sun. Travel Monthly, National Observer


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Contact Ash Long, Editor, on 1800 231 311 for the best press-online advertising packages in Australia. E-mail: editor@localmedia.com.au 


The Local Media team includes Editor Ash Long, harness racing columnist Len Baker, cartoonist Matt Bissett-Johnson, travel and wine expert David Ellis, country music specialist Rob Foenander, columnist Yvonne Lawrence, 'outback legend' Nick Le Souef, 'Top 5' commentator Mike McColl Jones, film critic Aaron Rourke, racing writer Ted Ryan, movie expert Jim Sherlock, theatre correspondent Cheryl Threadgold, and showbiz writer Kevin Trask.



Head Office: 30 Glen Gully Road, Eltham, Vic 3095
Phone: 1800 231 311. Fax: 1800 231 312.
International Phone: (03) 9439 9927. Fax: (03) 9431 6247
E-Mail: editor@LocalMedia.com.au 

Copyright 2016


Local Media Pty Ltd has a 47-year heritage.
The Melbourne Observer newspaper was
established on September 14, 1969.
Click here to see our first TV commercial from
Saturday, October 26, 1969.
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The Local Paper newspaper
is available free weekly
in Melbourne's outer north-east

The Brisbane Sun newspaper,
now in its 12th year, is available free monthly
across more than 200 Brisbane suburbs.

The Sydney News newspaper,
now in its 12th year, is available free monthly
across more than 200 Sydney suburbs.

Travel Monthly magazine,
first published in 2002, is available free
every month across Australia.
It has a readership catchment of 105,000.

The National Observer section,
now in its second year, is available monthly
inside each of the Melbourne Observer,
Sydney News
and Brisbane Sun.
Total combined readership of 105,000.