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.
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:
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
- For a full list of online stations throughout the world, see Radio Locator
- To see a list of the many stations available, see Mike's Radio World, Live 365, Streema Online Radio Stations and Broadcast Live
- BBC Radio
- To reach links to any of the BBC Radio stations: Click here
- Voice of America's NewsNow
- ABC News
- CBC Radio (Canada)
- RTE (Republic of Ireland)
- Yahoo Music