Expat Media in Melbourne

Information on print and broadcast media relevant to an expat or newcomer living in Melbourne...

Local and Regional Newspapers

The Age: Melbourne’s premier daily broadsheet with a multi-section Sunday edition, The Sunday Age. In addition to its comprehensive property and employment sections, it is also a good resource for finding out what’s on in Melbourne.

The Herald Sun: Melbourne’s daily tabloid newspaper with the highest readership in the state of Victoria. It also has a Sunday edition, the Sunday Herald Sun.

mX: Free newspaper aimed at commuters, with news, health, gossip, entertainment and sports articles. Available every afternoon from Monday to Friday. Distributed around the CBD and in stations.

The Australian: National newspaper covering national and international news, with features on media, sport, art, politics and careers.

The Australian Financial Review: Financial and business newspaper published from Monday to Saturday.

The Melbourne Leader: A community newspaper, which includes local information and news, competitions, and sections on lifestyle, property, sport and local events. The Leader is part of a community newspaper group that also publishes the Melbourne Leader Yarra edition.

Beat and Inpress are distributed free-of-charge and are informative indie music magazines available in Melbourne.

Foreign Newspapers

The Guardian, The Telegraph and The International Herald Tribune are the most widely available international newspapers. For a good selection of both local and international newspapers visit the State Library of Victoria, or alternatively, Mag Nation (two locations in Melbourne CBD and Prahran), which has a wide range of foreign newspapers and magazines.

Other foreign media in Melbourne includes:

Irish Echo: Fortnightly Irish newspaper with news and information on immigration and recruitment. For a list of stockists: Click here

G’day India: Newspaper in English, targeting the Indian community in Melbourne. Published monthly, it includes the latest news, and features articles on food, Bollywood, travel, fashion, sports and health.

Il Globo: Italian newspaper reporting on issues relevant to Melbourne’s large Italian community.

Melbourne Chinese Post: Catering to the Chinese community in Victoria, this fortnightly newspaper is distributed free to over 150 outlets in Melbourne.

Neos Kosmos: Newspaper servicing Melbourne’s Greek community, available from newsagents across Victoria.

Local Radio in Melbourne

Triple R (102.7 FM): Popular community radio station.

3AW (693 AM): Features extensive local news coverage and talkback.

Triple J (107.5 FM): Popular youth radio station featuring alternative and experimental local and international music.

SEN 1116 (1116 AM): 24 hour sports radio.

Joy 94.9 (94.9 FM): Gay and lesbian community radio station

Nova 100 (100.3 FM): Commercial station playing alternative, hip hop, pop and dance music with an emphasis on new music.

2CR China Radio Network: Broadcasts Chinese radio programmes in Melbourne in Cantonese and Mandarin. Requires a proprietary receiver; see the 2CR website for details.

Radio on the Internet: English-language stations online

Radio stations often stream their broadcasts on the Internet. In order to listen to their programmes it is necessary to have RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, both of which can be downloaded.