About us

The Alice Springs News is in its 27th year of publication, and with the closure of the Murdoch Centralian Advocate in 2020 we are the only local newspaper in Central Australia.

We have more than 19,000 individual readers a month making 70,000 page views (Google Analytics, May 13, 2021). We’ve published nearly 26,000 readers’ comments since 2011, providing a platform for civilised public debate.

We provide a searchable story archive of seven million words going back to 1998. We are one of Australia’s oldest online newspapers. 

We founded the News as a print edition in 1994 as the largest circulation independent newspaper in the Northern Territory of Australia, dedicated to fearless reporting of a high quality, and in strict compliance with the Journalistic Code of Ethics.

If you would like to support our independent journalism – since 1997 online – you can contribute by clicking here …

Our generous supporters help us to cover our expenses and expand our reporting on topics that matter.

The Alice Springs News is still free, and offers outstanding advertising opportunities.

The publication manager is Media Choice, Alice Springs, Australia.


Phone our news office at  0418 890040 or email erwin@alicespringsnews.com.au

Snail mail: PO Box 1613 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871.

Editor: Erwin Chlanda

Senior writer: Kieran Finnane

Our “patch” is an area of a million square kilometres; 30% of the population is Aboriginal. Like all our followers they read us on their mobile phones and tablets or other devices.

We also have a significant readership interstate and overseas.