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Newspaper cover price increase advice from News Corp.

Sent to newsagents yesterday.

Effective Monday 8 August 2022, the Monday to Saturday cover price of The Australian and The Weekend Australian will increase by 50 cents.

From Tuesday 9 August 2022, the cover price of The Sportsman will increase by $1.

And from Saturday 13 August 2022, the Saturday and (where relevant) Sunday cover price of the following publications will increase by 50 cents.

  • Herald Sun
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Courier-Mail
  • The Advertiser
  • The Mercury
  • NT News
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Townsville Bulletin
  • Cairns Post
  • The Chronicle

An updated list of all relevant News Corp Australia publication cover prices, retail commissions and prices to account is provided below.

We ask that you notify customers of the price change and ensure your systems are updated on the effective date to reflect these changes.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to continuing to partner with you in driving new sales opportunities.

Should you wish to discuss this with us, please feel free to contact your Area Sales Manager or our News Retail Support Team.

Kind Regards,

Benjamin Keating
General Manager, Consumer Print

Cover Price, Retail Commission & Price to Account as at Monday 8 August 2022: NT NSW SA Vic Retailers

The above table shows how little newsagents make from these newspapers. In many situations, the money made does not pay for the cost of the retail, space.


Join the discussion

  1. Tony

    The quality of the news is not worth the increase in price. The paper mainly is an advertising journal.


  2. Ray

    Photos are obviously easier to produce compared to written words. Lately we get ad infinitum the same photos not only reproduced for days but same photo on 2 pages of same issue. Really there is little news, especially from overseas The Tiser is becoming more like the old Melbourne Truth gossip and dirt on people to sell papers. Personally I turn to Melb. Age or the BBC News on line to get a more factual account of REAL news.


  3. Tricia

    Wondering if there could be a discount for pensioners.


  4. Mark Fletcher

    Tricia you’d need to ask the publisher of the paper that interests you.


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