How do I book an ad?

Print & online packages start from $43 per issue. Please contact us for the latest 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 South Coaster - Nov 30, due out December
Autumn South Coaster - Feb 26, due our March

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.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you.


The Word Bureau Pty Ltd (ABN 31 692 723 477) is the Illawarra’s independent local publisher of The South Coaster, 2508 District News and 2515 Coast News.

Mailing address

PO Box 248, Helensburgh, NSW 2508, Australia.


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

Next deadline

November 30 for Summer 2017/18 edition.

For ad rate cards and bookings

Simply fill out our contact form.

Proudly a member of

Destination Wollongong and The Northern Illawarra Chamber of CommerceDW Logo-2