About Us

The Melbourne Observer is Victoria's independent weekly newspaper.

Established in 1969, and now in its 48th year, the Melbourne Observer is an energetic paid-circulation newspaper, that appeals to the important 39-54, and 55-plus demographic.

The Melbourne Observer has a loyal readership across Victoria, with circulation throughout metropolitan and regional markets. More than 55,000 readers. in print and online.


Great Columnists

The Melbourne Observer boasts an ensemble of trusted, popular columnists in news, comment, lifestyle, entertainment and sport. They include Mike McColl Jones (comedy), Kevin Trask (entertainment), Matt Bissett Johnson (cartoonist), Nick Le Souef ('Outback Legend'), David Ellis (wine and travel), Cheryl Threadgold (theatre), Greg Newman (On This Day), Jim Sherlock and Aaron Rourke (movies and DVDs).

Sports columnists include Len Baker (harness racing) and Ted Ryan (thoroughbred racing). The Melbourne Observer is edited by Ash Long, also well-known for his TV, radio and online commentary.



Popular Features

Popular features include the weekly Victoria Pictorial nostalgic photos page, the Lovatts mega crossword, Observer Classic Books, with great reader competitions.

The Melbourne Observer is an ideal medium for businesses to reach a loyal customer base, with competitive advertising packages available.


Local Media Pty Ltd (ABN 67 096 680 063)

Head Office (same address for the past 23 years):

30 Glen Gully Road, Eltham, Vic 3095

Postal Address: PO Box 1278, Research, Vic 3095

Phone: 1800 231 311 Fax: 1800 231 312

International Phone: +61 3 9439 9927.

International Fax: +61 3 9431 6247


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