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The Northern Star

Enjoying a cherished reputation built over more than 130 years of service, The Northern Star is the sole daily newspaper dedicated to the dynamic population of Lismore and surrounding Northern Rivers townships. The Northern Star is one of the largest private employers in the region and remains an integral part of this popular Northern New South Wales community. Catering to the diverse interests of Northern Rivers residents, The Northern Star focuses strongly on providing a voice for its readers, while keeping them up-to-date with local, national and international news. From sports results, property and rural news, to health, entertainment and travel, it’s all covered by The Northern Star.

  • The Northern Star is read by one-third of Northern Rivers residents each weekday, and weekend**
  • The Northern Star reaches an audience of 119,000 each week across our print and digital platforms 

The Northern Star utilises a modular advertising format. For more information about modular advertising, including sizes, please click here.

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To contact The Northern Star directly, call 02 6620 0500.

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Circulation Towns / Postcodes

Alstonville 2477
Mallanganee 2469
Ballina 2478
Mullumbimby 2482
Bangalow 2479
Mummulgum 2469
Billinudgel 2483
Newrybar 2479
Bonalbo 2469
Nimbin 2480
Brunswick Heads 2483
Ocean Shores 2483
Byron Bay 2481
Rappville 2469
Casino 2470
Tabulam 2469
Coraki 2471
Tenterfield 2372
Dairy Flat 2474
Ulmarra 2462
Drake 2469
Urbenville 2475
Evans Head 2473
Wardell 2477
Goonellabah 2480
Wollongbar 2477
Kyogle 2474
Woodburn 2472
Lennox Head 2478
Woodenbong 2476
Lismore 2480
* emma 12 months ending March 2016
** Northern Rivers primary distribution area
# ABC January to March 2016
APN ARM weekly aggregate audience figure, as developed with Nielsen November 2012. For more information, please visit ^Omniture SiteCatalyst March 2016
Front cover of The Northern Star


  • Daily, Mon - Sat
Cover Price:
  • $1.80 Mon - Fri
  • $2.00 Sat
  • 38,000 Mon - Fri*
  • 38,000 Sat*
  • 7,870 Mon - Fri#
  • 12,676 Sat#
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Property
  • Motoring
  • Explore
  • The Guide
  • Sport
  • Jobs
  • Better Business
  • Easy Eating
  • Smarter Shopping
  • Weekend
  • Pulse
  • NiE
  • Catch & Kiss (Fishing)
  • Rural Weekly Update
Monthly Unique Visitors:
  • 336,000^


We have readership across booming Australian regions - from Mackay in North Queensland to Clarence Valley in Northern New South Wales.

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