• Canberra Weekly


    ACT’s most-read news and lifestyle magazine

  • More of what matters


    Local news, politics, sport and opinion

  • More reach


    42,200 copies distributed through over 850 pick-up locations

  • More of what readers enjoy


    Recipes, arts, entertainment, fashion, beauty, interior design and gardening

  • More of everything


    Over 96,400 readers each week

  • More of what readers need


    Canberra’s biggest real estate section, plus motoring and trades & services

About Us

Canberra Weekly is the ACT’s biggest, most-read magazine. And it’s free!

Launched in March 2009 by Nick Samaras, the publication has grown from 32 pages at launch, to a 220+ page glossy news and lifestyle magazine read by over 96,400 Canberrans every week.

At Canberra Weekly, we’re all about the community – we pride ourselves on being community focused and completely Canberra-centric. Our strong editorial focuses on what’s happening in and around Canberra, and has cemented our place as an icon in the community. We cover news and current issues, politics and sport, food and entertainment, fashion and beauty, home and lifestyle, as well as real estate, motoring and trades & services.

We are all over Canberra. The magazine is stocked in over 850 easy-to-find locations around Canberra, Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Yass, Goulburn, Bungendore, Braidwood and Batemans Bay. Over 42,200 copies of Canberra Weekly are picked up each week from shopping centres, supermarkets, cafés, real estate agencies, fitness centres and retailers.

We are at the heart of the Canberra community, delivering more content to more people.

96,400

readers each week

42,200

copies distributed

Over 850

pick-up locations

Advertising

Canberra Weekly is the ACT’s most-read news and lifestyle magazine. With over 96,400 readers each week, we are engaged in a unique and direct conversation with the Canberra community. No other magazine or newspaper is in as many Canberra homes.

We distribute over 42,200 copies of Canberra Weekly each week, from 850 pick-up locations across Canberra and regional NSW, including shopping centres, supermarkets, cafés, real estate agencies, fitness centres and retailers. Our huge real estate section boasts up to 150 pages each week, and we are affiliated with Australia’s number-one property site realestate.com.au.

Our team of passionate journalists and expert contributors create editorial that attracts a strong readership – readers who are loyal and captivated. Our distribution is 100% pick-up, rather than letterbox drop, so we know our readers are engaged. We connect with them in a diverse range of subjects: news, current affairs, sport, politics, local events, arts, entertainment, food, fashion, beauty, interior design, parenting, health, horoscopes and puzzles. We also encourage retention with a seven-day TV guide.

One of Canberra Weekly’s core strengths is our influence to drive product at retail level – we know our readers shop off the page.

Some stats about our readers:

  • 72% are women – the primary household purchasing decision makers
  • 67% hang on to the magazine for up to two weeks
  • 83% spend up to 30 minutes reading the magazine
  • 87% of readers say they read the advertisements

To reach buyers, connect with the community and be part of the conversation in Canberra, you need to be seen in Canberra Weekly.

How much does it cost?

The advertising team at Canberra Weekly pride themselves on working with advertisers to find a fit that’s right for your business. We know one size doesn’t fit all, so we offer a variety of packages which are affordable and competitively priced. Options include gatefold covers, run-of-book catalogues plus pull-out inserts and booklets.

Talk to us today

No question is too small! Drop into the office to chat about what will work best for your business, send us an email or give us a call and a member of our advertising team will get back to you today.

ENQUIRE NOW

Liz Makary
Advertising Director
0406 378 408

Monica Schwetz
Display Advertising Director
0406 378 673

What people are saying

  • Helen King Hearing Solutions

    Helen King
    Owner
    Helen King Hearing Solutions

    “When I opened my business in April 2015, I began advertising with Canberra Weekly. It has definitely been well worth the investment, attracting both new and previous clients to my business.

    I would highly recommend advertising with Canberra Weekly. Not only is there a marked return on investment, but the people I have dealt with are a pleasure.”

  • LJ Hooker Canberra City

    Karen Ligdopoulos
    Marketing Manager
    LJ Hooker Canberra City

    "I have had the pleasure of developing a very close working relationship with the team at Canberra Weekly magazine.

    In a quickly advancing digital landscape it is refreshing to have a solid print platform to market property. Our clients are delighted with the way their properties are represented in the magazine and the extended reach it provides. Our agents are equally happy to promote its quality, greater reach and marketability.

    Congratulations Canberra Weekly, you have become a Canberra icon.”

  • Rachel Ziv

    Rachel Ziv
    Owner
    Rachel Ziv Website Design and Copywriting

    “These days it’s hard to find truly affordable advertising options for small business. Lucky for us Canberrans, we have the Trades & Services section of Canberra Weekly! Advertising with Canberra Weekly allows me to have a continual presence in a tangible medium, and always provides a minimum 724% ROI. I’m grateful to the crew at Canberra Weekly for their wonderful service and offerings, and look forward to a long (and prosperous) relationship!”

  • Briolette Jewellers

    Robert Hunt
    Director
    Briolette Jewellers

    "Briolette has advertised continually in Canberra Weekly for the past six years. We have found the magazine extremely successful in reaching out to new and existing customers.

    It has grown into a high-quality magazine that is well read judging by the response we receive from our advertisements.

    We are pleased to continue our ongoing relationship with the magazine. We find the team to always be helpful and professional.”

  • Sleep Doctor

    Roger Cheetham
    Director
    Sleep Doctor

    “We had one of the most successful weekends after running an advertisement in Canberra Weekly a week before the start of the campaign. Customers came in with the magazine or the ad. The success of the weekend was a direct result of the print campaign in Canberra Weekly.”

  • The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

    Stephen Pike
    Program Manager
    The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

    “We are so happy with the service and results we get advertising with Canberra Weekly. The sales staff are always helpful and polite, and most importantly not pushy. Our own results reflect the public interest and awareness in your publication as Canberra Weekly often rates higher in our surveys that all other print mediums we use.”

Our readers are engaged

100% pick-up rather than letterbox drop

Digital Edition

19 May 2016

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Executive Team

  • Nick Samaras
    Nick Samaras
    Founder & Publisher

    0418 182 554

    Since founding Newstate Media in 2009, Nick has used his extensive publishing background to grow Canberra Weekly into an iconic brand in the community and an essential contributor to the enjoyment of the unique lifestyle Canberra has to offer.

    With the launch of Newcastle Weekly in May 2015 the Hunter is now experiencing the same benefits. Newcastle Weekly provides considerable assistance to a wide range of community and charity organisations through the donation of editorial and advertising support.

  • Julie Samaras
    Julie Samaras
    Founding Editor

    02 6175 8800

    Having started her journalism career in 1980, Julie launched the magazine alongside Nick in 2009. Her passion for journalism, community spirit and generous nature are reflected in the pages of the magazine each week.

    “I love Canberra; it’s been my home for almost 30 years. And I love bringing you Canberra Weekly each week, with news and stories about people, places and things that inspire.”

  • Liz Makary
    Liz Makary
    Advertising Director

    Liz joined the team in 2012 after relocating to Canberra from Sydney, where she was the NSW Advertising Manager at New Idea magazine. Her experience in national magazines includes working on strategic proposals across clients, such as Kimberly-Clark Australia, Kelloggs and Nestlé to name a few. Her passion for magazines is reflected in her approach to her role at Canberra Weekly.

    “The advertising team at Canberra Weekly consistently endeavours to build our presence in the Canberra market ensuring that our customer service is unparalleled, building trust and delivering on our commitments to our advertising partners.”

     

  • Monica Schwetz
    Monica Schwetz
    Display Advertising Director

    0406 378 673

    Monica has been part of the Canberra Weekly team since 2009. With over 25 years experience in local print media, Monica knows and understands the Canberra market like no one else.

    “Building relationships is what business is all about, and the Canberra Weekly team work hard to meet the different needs of each and every client.”

  • Daniel Charron
    Daniel Charron
    Art Director

    Daniel studied in France and learnt his skills working in various design studios in Paris. In 2008, he came to Canberra and fell in love with the area. He has been art director with the Canberra Weekly since 2010, bringing a flair for successful editorial and advertising layouts. His ability to organise workflows efficiently allows him and his team as much time as possible to create great ads. He is proud of their contribution to deliver quality magazines every week.

  • Tane Philp-Reid
    Tane Philp-Reid
    Administration and Distribution Manager

    02 6175 8831

    Whipping the office into shape since 2013, Tane has been a Canberra-region resident since 1994. She’s at the frontline of the magazine and is across accounting, competitions and distribution enquiries.

We captivate our readers

67% of readers hold on to the magazine for up to two weeks

Contact Us

Canberra Weekly

02 6175 8800
11/285 Canberra Avenue
Fyshwick ACT 2609

General enquiries
Administration Manager
Tane Philp-Reid
02 6175 8831


Editorial
Editor
Julie Samaras
02 6175 8800

Distribution
Distribution Coordinator
Tane Philp-Reid
02 6175 8831

Corporate
Founder & Publisher
Nick Samaras
02 6175 8800

Advertising
Advertising Director
Liz Makary
02 6175 8825

Display Advertising
Display Advertising Director
Monica Schwetz
02 6175 8822

Newcastle Weekly

02 4961 0310
19 Pearson Street
Charlestown NSW 2290
newcastleweekly.com.au

General enquiries
Administration
Lauren Pollard
02 4961 0310

Editorial
Editor
Stephen Bisset
02 4016 4480

Advertising
General Manager
Lavinia Hutchison
02 4016 4482

Distribution
Distribution Coordinator
Lauren Pollard
02 4961 0310

Corporate
Founder & Publisher
Nick Samaras
0418 182 554

NSW sales office
Publishers Internationale
Danny Massa
Group Manager
Suite 102, Level 1
97 Pacific Highway
North Sydney NSW 2060
02 8298 9329

Victoria sales office
Publishers Internationale
Megan Travers
Sales Manager
Level 4, 468 St Kilda Road
Melbourne Vic 3004
03 8640 4071

Queensland sales office
Publishers Internationale
Loretta Smith
Sales Manager
21 Kingsley Street
Labrador Qld 4215
07 5627 1002