Perth Newspapers

The main hardprint newspapers in Perth are:

The West Australian

The West Australian ("The West") dominates as the only major hardprint newspaper in Perth. The West covers local news, entertainment, sports, business, and classifieds including real estate and employment. The Saturday edition of The West is usually heftier than weekday editions with special liftout sections including Weekend Extra, Travel Extra and The West Magazine.

The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is owned by News Corporation and competes with the Saturday edition of The West. It includes special liftout sections including Lifestyle, Travel, Readers Mart, and the Sunday Times Magazine.

Classified Newspapers

Quokka a classified newspaper, also owned by The West is useful for those looking to buy and sell an exhaustive list of all manner of items. The various items for sale include leisure and lifestyle items, real estate, computers, workshop items, and motor and marine items. There is also a business and career section. It is popular amongst bargain hunters and free for the sellers wanting to place private for sale ads. Better be quick if you are looking for a bargain!

Local Newspapers

Community Newspapers

The Community Newspaper Group is part of News Corporation and distributes weekly editions of its community newspapers tailored towards providing local news within suburb catchments.

The Post

The Post is a local newspaper which is independent and privately owned. It had its beginnings in 1997 as the Subiaco Post. In addition to the Subiaco Post, it now publishes editions of the Post for the suburbs of Claremont-Nedlands, Mosman Park-Cottesloe, Floreat and Cambridge.

WA Business News
WA Business News is an independent weekly newspaper with a focus on local business issues in Perth and Western Australia, company news, business events, and profiles of who's who about town in the business community.

Regional WA Newspapers

There are a range of regional newspapers published by The West that cover regional locations such as Albany, Broome, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Kununurra.

The Countryman has been in circulation since 1885 and covers rural business and regional issues including developments with major industries such as mining, energy and forestry. The Countryman is owned by The West.


The Australian is the only National newspaper and is owned by News Corporation.

The Australian Financial Review is the only National newspaper with a financial focus and is owned by Fairfax Media Limited (Fairfax).

Other States

The main newspapers in the other States are:

Sydney - Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax), The Daily Telegraph (News Corporation)

Melbourne - The Age (Fairfax), The Herald Sun (News Corporation)

Brisbane - The Courier Mail (News Corporation), Brisbane Times (Fairfax)

Adelaide - The Advertiser (News Corporation)

Tasmania - The Mercury (News Corporation)

With the launch of the online newspaper Brisbane Times by Fairfax to complement The Age in Melbourne and Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney, the next move for Fairfax could well be the launch of an online newspaper for Perth, Western Australia.

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