Townsville Bulletin

The Townsville Bulletin is a daily newspaper published in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It is the only daily paper that serves the northern Queensland region. The paper has a print edition, a subscription World Wide Web edition, and a subscription digital edition.[2]

Front page of the Townsville Bulletin
6 October 2007
TypeMonday - Saturday newspaper
Owner(s)News Corp Australia[1]
PublisherQueensland Newspapers
EditorJenna Cairney
HeadquartersTownsville, Australia
Level 2, 538 Flinders St
Townsville QLD 4810
Circulation84,000 Monday-Friday
104,000 Saturday

The newspaper is published by The North Queensland Newspaper Company Pty Ltd, which is a subsidiary of News Limited.[3] News Limited is Australia’s largest newspaper publisher and a subsidiary of News Corporation associated with Rupert Murdoch.

The newspaper employs over 100 people.

The Bulletin is published Monday through Saturday, with a higher price on the Saturday edition.[4] It is in tabloid format. In 2006 the Bulletin had a readership (average) Monday to Friday of 84,000 (up 15.5% on 2005) and weekend readership (avg) of 104,000 (up 1.96% on 2005)[5] and circulation (avg) of 27,187 Monday to Friday, weekend circulation (avg) of 41,814.[6]


The Townsville Bulletin was established in 1881.[7]

The newspaper chartered a Boeing 747 to take North Queensland fans to the 2005 NRL grand final, the Cowboys' first.[8]

It was awarded News Limited's Regional Newspaper of the Year in 2009.

Aerial photos and maps

Google (1 October 2011). "satellite view of Townsville Bulletin" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 October 2011. (requires Javascript)


The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.[9][10]

See also


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Townsville Bulletin - Local and Regional News Townsville, Queensland, Australia". The North Queensland Newspaper Company Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  3. "The North Queensland Newspaper Company Pty. Limited: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  5. "Roy Morgan Research cited by Australian Press Council State of the News Print Media in Australia Report 2006". Archived from the original on 13 January 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2007.
  6. "Audit Bureau of Circulation, Jan-June 2006 cited by Townsville Bulletin - Advertising". Archived from the original on 11 January 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2007.
  7. "State Library of Western Australia Online Catalogue/All Locations". Government of Western Australia, Department of Health, WA Health Libraries Network. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  8. Baynes, Dan (28 September 2005). "Tigers Face Cowboys as Australia Gets 500/1 NRL Final". Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  9. "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  10. "Newspaper Digitisation Program". Trove. Retrieved 24 July 2015.

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