Top Australian Newspapers

Here is the list with Top 10 Australian Newspapers, listed by popularity.

1. Herald Sun

Herald Sun holds the title of Australia’s most-read newspaper. It primarily serves Melbourne and the state of Victoria. The newspaper was established in 1990 with the merger of the afternoon daily The Herald and the morning daily The Sun News-Pictorial. It is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. The Herald Sun is the highest-circulating daily newspaper in Australia, with a weekday circulation of 350 thousand and claimed readership of 1.26 million.

2. The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by News Corp Australia. The Daily Telegraph's, weekday print newspaper circulation fell from 310,724 in June 2013 to 221,641 in June 2017.

3. The Courier-Mail

The Courier-Mail is Brisbane and Queensland’s No.1 source of news, sport and analysis. It is owned by News Corp Australia and it is published daily from Monday to Saturday in tabloid format.

4. The Sydney Morning Herald

Founded in 1831 as the Sydney Herald, the Herald is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Australia. In 2004, the newspaper's editorial page stated: "market libertarianism and social liberalism were the two broad themes that guided the Herald's editorial stance”. It is owned by Nine Entertainment Co.

5. The West Australian

Also known as The West, The West Australian is a daily newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, and is the second-oldest continuously produced newspaper in Australia.

6. The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper in Melbourne, Victoria, that has been published since 1854. It’s editorial staff believes in "economic and social progress, in liberty and justice, in equity and compassion, and openness of government”. The Age believes in "economic and social progress, in liberty and justice, in equity and compassion, and openness of government.

7. The Advertiser

Launched on July 12, 1858, when the settlement of South Australia was only 22 years old, The Advertiser is a daily tabloid format newspaper published in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. It is currently a tabloid printed from Monday to Saturday and is owned by News Corp Australia.

8. The Australian

As the only Australian daily newspaper distributed nationally, The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published by News Corp Australia since 14 July 1964. The Australian has long maintained a focus on issues relating to Aboriginal disadvantage and it tends to have conservative political views.

9. The Australian Financial Review

The Financial Review boasts the largest dedicated business newsroom in Australia with over 200 specialist journalists writing unrivalled in-depth analysis of business and financial markets. Based in Sydney, Australia, it is owned by Nine Entertainment Co and has been published continuously since its founding in 1951.

10. The Herald

The Newcastle Herald is the only Newcastle-based newspaper serving the entire Hunter and Central Coast regions, six days a week. As it was one of the first Australian newspapers to switch from broadsheet to tabloid format, the paper is cited as an example when other Australian newspapers are contemplating or alleged to be contemplating a similar move.

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