The Courier has been held in the same family ownership for more than 50 years and now spans four generations.

The Courier was first published in Mt Barker in 1880 and since that time has developed an enviable reputation as a high quality paid newspaper playing a valuable role in keeping the Adelaide Hills communities informed and entertained.

It has been independently owned by the Marston family for more than 60 years and the family still has an active role in the newspapers daily operation.

The family has overseen the development of the paper from the days of hot metal and letterpress machines to the latest digital technology.

The Courier continues to be printed at the newspaper’s Mt Barker offices but these days is a far cry from when the Marston’s bought the company in 1953 when the average size of the paper was 8-12 pages.

The continued growth and changing nature of the town in the ensuing years has seen the paper’s average size grow to 68 pages – all boasting full colour.

With a paid circulation of 9500 The Courier has been the flagship regional newspaper in SA for many years boasting numerous state and national industry awards for its journalism, photography, advertising and production.

The Courier and its staff take an active role in the community and have an unfailing commitment to putting the best interests of the region first.

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Wednesday: Paid

Circulation: 9,500


EGN: 41cm x 7cols
Classifieds: 41cm x 7cols


Mount Barker and Adelaide Hills regions.  Refer to media kit for full listing.

EGN Rates

Casual rate: $10.00 per col cm
Full Colour loading: $400

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Insert Rate:

$209.10 per thousand plus GST
Quantity: 9,500
Full runs only

Page Loadings

Page 2: 50%
Page 3: 50%
Page 4 and 5: 25%
Page 7: 20%
Page 9 and 11: 10%
Back Page: 25%

EGN Deadlines

Booking deadline: 11am Friday prior
Material deadline: 3p Friday

Classified Rates

Mono rate: $10 per col cm
Full colour rate: $13.64 per col cm
Spot colour rate: $11.81 per col cm

GST exclusive.

Classified Deadlines

Booking deadline: 12pm Monday
Material deadline: 10am Tuesday

EGN and Classified Specifications
Dimensions 1 col 2 cols 3 cols 4 cols 5 cols 6 cols  7 cols
Column Widths 35 mm 72 mm 110 mm 148 mm 186 mm 224 mm 262 mm

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Rates and specifications available on request.

Rates quoted GST Exclusive.
Effective until 30th June 2019.