Your Weekly Voice In Print

Bringing back the community voice in a weekly printed paper, Burdekin Life embraces the best of traditional media while paving the way for a new modern era of delivering community news.

With sharp, colourful imagery printed on vibrant paper stock, this dynamic publication unites our regions and celebrates our unique way of life.

Dedicated to promoting the positive stories in our beautiful regions, Burdekin Life is an inspiring, non-political platform containing uplifting stories and supporting community causes.

Packed with favourites such as the latest entertainment, restaurant reviews, gig guide, sporting achievements, public notices, local community news and more, Burdekin is a source of information and a way to keep us connected.

Join the new age of print media by experiencing the dynamic local content and vibrant full-colour print finish of this trail-blazing weekly paper. Matched with our free to subscribe digital paper, Burdekin Life extends across multiple platforms to deliver community news wherever you are and in whichever format you prefer - and IT’S ALL FREE!

Pick up a copy from one of the multiple local distribution points or view it in digital format on desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone.


At the heart of the paper is a dynamic homebuyers market place offering the latest deals on hot property throughout the Mackay and Whitsundays regions. This Real Estate handbook is a convenient weekly guide to Saturday’s Open Homes, featuring colourful maps and Open for Inspection checklists.


A Dining Out Guide features local restaurants with a complementary rotational inclusion for advertisers. A weekly gig guide offers free entertainment listings to advertisers and showcases live entertainment across the regions. Mackay and Whitsunday Life also covers all community events and supports local fundraisers.


From local sporting achievements to the biggest fish caught that week, Mackay and Whitsunday Life celebrates our active lifestyles with regular coverage of football, athletics, swimming, tennis, boating, fishing, golf and lots more.


15,000 copies weekly.

Blanketing the regions with our distribution is something our publishing company has been achieving for almost a decade. This tried and tested method and pre-existing network will be utilised to create maximum coverage and reach for all our advertisers.

Readers will be able to pick-up a copy for free from one of our numerous quality timber stands dotted strategically at high-traffic areas across the region or direct from key distribution points such as newsagents, service stations and convenience stores. In addition, Mackay and Whitsunday Life will be hand-delivered to local businesses by our team of dedicated distributors on Friday every week.

Not only do we distribute throughout the Mackay and Whitsundays regions we also cover the Coalfields, Moranbah and Emerald plus three regional airports.

Find out where you can get your copy of Mackay & Whitsunday Life.

Moranbah RegionMackay RegionWhitsunday Region


Mackay and Whitsunday Life is a weekly publication dedicated to everyone in our community and supporting the diverse range of people that live here. From parents proudly looking at a picture of their child’s achievement, to pensioners meeting to chat about the weekly on goings. The weekly paper is the community platform and your community voice; a way to document and celebrate the moments in our lives forever.

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Your FREE Voice In Print

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