Western Sydney Publishing Group produces two weekly print newspapers, giving advertisers direct access to western Sydney residents. The Western Weekender covers the Penrith Local Government Area, while Parra News covers the Parramatta and Cumberland Local Government Areas.


Released every Friday, The Western Weekender is Penrith's leading local newspaper. 

The publication is the premium source for news and information on the region, with public pick-up points at hundreds of locations across Penrith and its many suburbs.

With a dedicated on-the-ground news team, the Weekender is fully sectionalised, running content across News, Business, Entertainment, Home & Lifestyle, Auto and Sport, plus special features through the year and the Extra Time liftout during the NRL season.

The Western Weekender provides a market-leading vehicle for businesses to advertise their products, services or events, reaching a strong cross-section of the Penrith population.

Readers access the paper either through high visibility public pick-up points across the city, through free digital subscriptions or a paid home delivery subscription. The paper's reach is constantly growing.

The Western Weekender provides a premium outlet for advertising to the Penrith market.

We partner with hundreds of businesses every week - small, medium and large - to deliver the best possible outcome.


Parra News is Parramatta's only weekly newspaper, providing locals with a comprehensive look at issues impacting the Parramatta and Cumberland areas.

Parra News is delivered to hundreds of bulk drop locations across Parramatta and Cumberland.

Parra News is out every Tuesday.

The newspaper's strong reputation and plethora of high profile partners including Parramatta and Cumberland Councils makes it the perfect vehicle for businesses to target western Sydney locals.

FACT: Almost 40% of Western Weekender readers are aged 35 to 55, providing advertisers with strong, direct contact with this demographic
FACT: 84% of Western Weekender readers say they have purchased a product or utilised a service after seeing it advertised in The Weekender.
FACT: Almost 60% of readers say two or more people in their household read the same copy of the paper
Type: Newspaper
Released: Every Friday
Booking Deadline: Tuesday 5pm
Artwork Deadline: Wednesday 3pm
Type: Newspaper
Released: Every Tuesday
Booking Deadline: Friday 5pm
Artwork Deadline: Monday 11am
Type: Newspaper Supplement
Released: Every Friday during NRL season
Booking Deadline: Tuesday 5pm
Artwork Deadline: Wednesday 3pm