• Canberra Weekly

    ACT’s most-read news and lifestyle magazine

  • More of what matters

    Local news, politics, sport and opinion

  • More reach

    43,500+ copies distributed through over 900 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 900 easy-to-find locations around Canberra, Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Yass, Goulburn, Bungendore, Braidwood and Batemans Bay. Over 43,500+ 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.


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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 43,500+ copies of Canberra Weekly each week, from more than 900 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.

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:

  • 54% are women – the primary household purchasing decision makers
  • 95% hang on to the magazine for up to two weeks
  • 70% spend more than 10 minutes reading the magazine
  • 85% 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.


Liz Makary
Advertising Director
0406 378 408


What people are saying

  • John McGrath Auto Group

    Warren Gill
    McGrath Auto Group

    “All John McGrath Dealerships advertise with the Canberra Weekly on a regular basis.
    Based on our investment, and the results we achieve we find the product represents great value
    and the team at Canberra Weekly are very easy to deal with.”

  • LJ Hooker Canberra City

    Karen Ligdopoulos
    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.”

  • Healthy Skin Solutions

    Luke Clews
    Healthy Skin Solutions

    “Canberra Weekly has helped my business grow ever since I started advertising with them. They help us reach a broad audience and enable us to tailor our advertising so we resonate with clients. Having tried many providers and mediums, I can easily say that my advertising budget is safely working for me with Canberra Weekly."

  • @HomeACT

    Jessica Buffier
    Managing Director

    “Using Canberra Weekly for our business advertising has been both effective and affordable. Of all the advertising methods across multiple media platforms we have found Canberra Weekly to provide results immediately and up to a year after the advertisement was published!”

  • Rachel Ziv

    Rachel Ziv
    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!”

  • 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

12 December 2019

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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.”


  • Diane Hope
    Diane Hope
    Administration Manager

    02 6175 8800

    Diane joined the Canberra Weekly team in 2018. She is an experienced administrator and business manager with a high level of professionalism and a commitment to excellence. She has been part of the Canberra community since relocating from New Zealand in 2010.

    "I love the Canberra lifestyle with its changing seasons and easy access to amenities. I enjoy my interactions with Canberra Weekly readers and advertisers and helping to keep Canberrans informed about the many and varied opportunities available in our wonderful city."

We captivate our readers

95% 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

Julie Samaras
02 6175 8800

Distribution Manager
Vincent Samaras
02 6175 8800

General enquiries
Administration Manager
Diane Hope
02 6175 8800

Advertising Director
Liz Makary
02 6175 8825

Newcastle Weekly

02 4037 4000
19 Pearson Street
Charlestown NSW 2290

General enquiries
Kathryn Hooper
02 4037 4031

Georgia Osland
02 4037 4010

Sales Manager
Melessa Ernst
02 4037 4024

Distribution Coordinator
Kathryn Hooper
02 4037 4031

Founder & Publisher
Nick Samaras
0418 182 554