news_magneticislandTo keep up to date with the latest news on Magnetic Island, North Queensland or Australia, simply check out our list below:


Magnetic Island Community News
The island's local weekly newspaper since 1989. Pick up a hard copy at:
• IGA Supermarket, Nelly Bay
• Foodworks, Nelly Bay
• Foodworks, Horseshoe Bay
• Arcadia Store, Arcadia

Contact Community News by email or visit them online.

Archived news and stories:
Magnetic Times
Magnetic Times was North Queensland's first web based news website, starting in 2002 while the original hard copy paper began in September 1997 and ran until September 2013. It is an excellent archive of island events and information. Visit


Townsville Bulletin
It's the 'North's own daily newspaper' and encompasses Airlie Beach to the south of Townsville, Tully to the North, and way out west to Mt Isa. Pick up a hard copy at the Arcadia Newsagency, or other outlets around the island. To visit online, click here.

The Place Magazine
The Place Magazine is the local Townsville, Cairns and Mackay Street Magazine with all the latest on up and coming tours, live music, arts and reviews. Visit online, or you can pick up a hard copy at any of the cafe's and shops around Magnetic Island.
To visit online, click here.

To visit online, click here.

The Australian
Either grab a newspaper hard copy or to visit online, click here.

ABC News
Local, state and Australia-wide news, culture, business and arts, to visit online click here.

For other local, national online newspapers, simply click here.