About Us

Newcastle Weekly is the Hunter’s only glossy news and lifestyle magazine – and it’s free!

The sister publication to Canberra Weekly, Newcastle Weekly was launched in May 2015 by Nick Samaras. With a strong community focus and commitment to delivering high-quality editorial, Newcastle Weekly is written in the Hunter, for the people of the Hunter.

Our editorial focuses on what’s happening in and around the Hunter region; we take great pride in being at the heart of the community. We cover local news and current issues, politics and sport, food and entertainment, fashion and beauty, home and lifestyle, as well as real estate, motoring, boating, and trades & services.

Published every Thursday, the magazine is stocked in over 430 easy-to-find locations around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock and Port Stephens. Over 38,300+ copies of Newcastle Weekly are distributed each week from shopping centres, supermarkets, cafés, real estate agencies, fitness centres and retailers.

At Newcastle Weekly, we’re all about you: your interests, your family, your style, your weekends.

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Advertising

With thousands of readers each week, Newcastle Weekly is the Hunter’s most-read glossy news and lifestyle magazine.

A unique magazine for a unique region: we are a trusted, community-focused publication written for the people of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock and Port Stephens. Our editorial, production and advertising teams work closely to ensure a high-quality product that’s like no other in the area. 

We are in direct conversation with the people of the Hunter region. Our team of passionate journalists and expert contributors create editorial that attracts a strong readership. Our distribution is 100% pick-up, rather than letterbox drop, so we know our readers are engaged. We connect with them in a diverse range of subjects: news, current affairs, sport, politics, local events, arts, entertainment, food, fashion, beauty, interior design, health, horoscopes and puzzles. We also encourage retention with a seven-day TV guide.

We distribute over 38,300+ copies of Newcastle Weekly each week, from more than 430 pick-up locations across Newcastle and the Hunter region, including shopping centres, supermarkets, cafés, real estate agencies, fitness centres and retailers.

One of Newcastle Weekly’s core strengths is our influence to drive product at retail level – we know our readers shop off the page. The editorial and advertising teams work closely to ensure a streamlined, engaging and entertaining product, one that attracts a loyal and diverse readership.

Some stats about our readers:

  • 59% are women – the primary household purchasing decision makers
  • 49% have a household income of $75,000+
  • 73% spend up to 10 minutes reading the magazine
  • 86% of readers say they read the advertisements

To reach buyers, connect with the community and be part of the conversation in Newcastle, you need to be seen in Newcastle Weekly.

How much does it cost?

The advertising team at Newcastle Weekly pride themselves on working with advertisers to find a fit that’s right for your business. We know one size doesn’t fit all, so we offer a variety of packages which are affordable and competitively priced. As well as display ads and advertising features, options include gatefold covers, run-of-book catalogues plus pull-out inserts and booklets.

Talk to us today 

No question is too small! Drop into the office to chat about what will work best for your business, send us an email or give us a call and a member of our advertising team will get back to you today.

or call the office on 02 6175 8800

Our Readers Are Engaged

100% pick up rather than letter box drop.

Digital Edition

Missed an issue? Catch up on Canberra’s favourite free weekly magazine here.

Executive Team

Nick Samaras

Founder & Publisher
0418 182 554

Since founding Newstate Media in 2009, Nick has used his extensive publishing background to grow Canberra Weekly into an iconic brand in the community and an essential contributor to the enjoyment of the unique lifestyle Canberra has to offer. With the launch of Newcastle Weekly in May 2015 the Hunter is now experiencing the same benefits. Newcastle Weekly provides considerable assistance to a wide range of community and charity organisations through the donation of editorial and advertising support.

Julie Samaras

Founding Editor
02 6175 8800

Having started her journalism career in 1980, Julie launched the magazine alongside Nick in 2009. Her passion for journalism, community spirit and generous nature are reflected in the pages of the magazine each week. “I love Canberra; it’s been my home for almost 30 years. And I love bringing you Canberra Weekly each week, with news and stories about people, places and things that inspire.”

Diane Hope

Administration Manager
02 6175 8800

Diane joined the Canberra Weekly team in 2018. She is an experienced administrator and business manager with a high level of professionalism and a commitment to excellence. She has been part of the Canberra community since relocating from New Zealand in 2010. “I love the Canberra lifestyle with its changing seasons and easy access to amenities. I enjoy my interactions with Canberra Weekly readers and advertisers and helping to keep Canberrans informed about the many and varied opportunities available in our wonderful city.”

We captivate our readers

100% of readers hold on to the magazine for up to two weeks

Contact Us

Newcastle Weekly

02 4037 4000
19 Pearson Street
Charlestown NSW 2290
news@canberraweekly.com.au

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Founder & Publisher
Nick Samaras
0418 182 554
news@canberraweekly.com.au

General enquiries
Administration
Kathryn Hooper
02 4037 4031
admin@newcastleweekly.com.au

Editorial
Editor
Ben Murphy
02 4037 4010
Ben.m@newcastleweekly.com.au

Advertising
Sales Manager
Melessa Ernst
02 4037 4024
melessa.e@newcastleweekly.com.au

Distribution
Distribution Coordinator
Kathryn Hooper
02 4037 4031
admin@newcastleweekly.com.au

Canberra Weekly

02 6175 8800
11/285 Canberra Avenue
Fyshwick ACT 2609

Editorial
Editor
Julie Samaras
02 6175 8800
news@canberraweekly.com.au

Distribution
Distribution Manager
Vincent Samaras
02 6175 8800
vincent@canberraweekly.com.au

General enquiries
Administration Manager
Diane Hope
02 6175 8800
admin@newstatemedia.com.au

Advertising
Advertising Director
Tracey Avery
02 6175 8802
Tracey@canberraweekly.com.au

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