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Friday, May 27, 2022

About Us

The Melbourne Observer is Victoria’s independent weekly newspaper.

Established in 1969, and now in its 49th year, the Melbourne Observer is an energetic paid-circulation newspaper, that appeals to the important 29-54, and 55-plus demographic.

The Melbourne Observer has a loyal readership across Victoria, with circulation throughout metropolitan and regional markets. More than 55,000 readers. in print and online.

Great Columnists
The Melbourne Observer boasts an ensemble of trusted, popular columnists in news, comment, lifestyle, entertainment and sport. They include Gavin Wood (Hollywood), Mike McColl Jones (comedy), Kevin Trask (entertainment), Matt Bissett-Johnson (cartoonist), David Ellis (travel), John Rozentals (wine), Cheryl Threadgold (theatre), Rob Foenander (country music), Peter Kemp (the arts), John O’Keefe (media), Greg Newman (On This Day), Jim Sherlock and Aaron Rourke (movies and DVDs).

Sports columnists include Len Baker (harness racing) and Ted Ryan (thoroughbred racing). The Melbourne Observer is edited by Ash Long, also well-known for his TV, radio and online commentary.

Popular Features
Popular features include the weekly Victoria Pictorial nostalgic photos page, the Lovatts mega crossword, Observer Classic Books, with great reader competitions.

The Melbourne Observer is an ideal medium for businesses to reach a loyal customer base, with competitive advertising packages available.