About us


The Bundaberg NewsMail is circulated to Bundaberg and coastal communities including Bargara, Elliot Heads, Moore Park, Burnett Heads and the Bundaberg Port from Monday to Saturday.

The Bundaberg NewsMail also reaches surrounding rural communities north to Miriam Vale and Agnes Water, west to Mundubbera, Gayndah, Eidsvold and south to Childers and Biggenden.

Continuing steady growth in circulation is resulting in an increasing number of residents relying on the Bundaberg NewsMail for information on local, regional, state, national and international events.

From Saturday's Worksearch to Thursday's TV Tube TV guide to Saturday's Property Week liftout and Weekender, the Bundaberg NewsMail's regular sections deliver an entertaining and informative mix to readers day  by day and week by week. Readers also have the chance to win some great prizes with regular promotions.

The Guardian is now in its 29th year of publication and has a circulation of 26,880 copies each Wednesday. It is without a doubt Bundaberg's favourite free newspaper.


The NewsMail has been Bundaberg's solo daily newspaper since 1938, but for more than 60 years prior to this, a number of local papers competed for the custom of the district's residents. One of those publications, The Mail, was the ancestor of today's NewsMail.

Several short-lived weeklies competed on the market between 1880 and 1900, with two tri-weeklies, The Star and The Mail settling the market in the early 1900s. A third newspaper, the Daily News, was launched in 1907 amid local political rivalries.

In 1908, the Bundaberg Star was incorporated with the Bundaberg Daily News and, in 1925, the Bundaberg Daily News and The Mail merged to become the Bundaberg News and Mail.

In 1942, the abbreviated NewsMail masthead replaced the original name.