How do I book an ad?

Print & online packages start from $43 per issue. Call Karen on 0403 789 617 or request a rate card. Then simply pick a size and submit your print-ready artwork. Once an ad is booked, we'll email you an invoice with payment details. 

How often is the mag published?

Four times a year: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

When is the bookings deadline?

Summer 2019 South Coaster - Nov 23 is the cut-off for publication in December 2019

Where can I find a magazine?

The South Coaster is distributed from Sydney and along the NSW South Coast. Pick up a mag at major tourist attractions (including Glenbernie Orchard, Tradies Helensburgh and Symbio Wildlife Park), as well as local B&Bs, cafes, boutiques, galleries, libraries and tourist information centres. Can't find a hard copy? Subscribe to receive magazines in the post ($12 per year). Simply fill out our contact form with your details. You can also read the mag online.

I have a story to tell – how do I get published?

Please contact us – we run features on everything from art to zoos.


The Word Bureau is the Illawarra’s independent local publisher of The South Coaster, 2508 District News and 2515 Coast News.

Advertising sales

Call Karen McDougall on 0403 789 617. Or book online here.

Mailing address

PO Box 248, Helensburgh, NSW 2508, Australia.


0432 612 168 (Gen) or 0411 025 910 (Marcus).

Next deadline

November 23 for Summer 2019 edition.

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