15 Top Australian News Websites

Most of the popular newspapers and news television channels come out with websites that offer news due to the growing importance of Internet today. Aside from offering news from various categories, these news websites also have a range of multimedia content like pictures and videos.

These are the top news websites in Australia ranked according to the traffic.

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News.com.au is part of the News Media conglomerate and it provides news from 25 journalists across Australia. It covers aspects like local, world, business, and sport news. It also provides breaking news across these categories, while opinions are available through blogs. Reviews of music, movies, food, and TV shows are also present. Real estate, investments, and technology are the other major aspects offered on this site. Other sites from this group includes The Australian, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), The Herald Sun (Melbourne) and The Courier Mail (Brisbane).

Sydney Morning Herald

This is the official site of the Sydney Morning Herald – a newspaper started in 1831. It features news on almost every aspect like national, world, business, and sport. Technology and discussions of various electronic items are offered as well. Sydney specific content like restaurants, TV Guide, and music reviews are present along with several pictures and videos.

Nine MSN

This news website is run by both Nine Entertainment and Microsoft. This site offers news from major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Sports and financial news are present alongside weather information. Entertainment aspects like celebrity news, gossip, and videos are present along with fashion news. The site features a comprehensive video library touching various aspects.


The official site of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the site offers news about business, entertainment, weather, and sport along with the national and world news. In-depth analysis of the daily news is also offered through a special section, while the site has all the TV and radio content from ABC.

The Age

Featuring the news from ‘The Age’, this site additionally offers aspects like videos on a variety of aspects like entertainment, sport, and lifestyle. National and world news appear as in the print medium, while environment and business news are also present.

Brisbane Times

Apart from providing the National and world news, this site specializes in providing local content from and for Brisbane. This local content is in the form of news, while TV schedules, restaurant reviews, and weather information are provided.

Special Broadcasting Service

The official site of the Special Broadcasting Service provides all its content – news, videos, and photos – online. This site is available in several languages popular in Australia, while it provides the latest TV and radio guides. Podcasts and blogs are also offered on this site.

Fox Sports

Part of the Fox Interactive Media, this site specializes in providing news and other information about all the major sports in Australia. The upcoming fixtures, results, pictures, and videos are present along with fantasy games involving all the major sports.

Adelaide Now

This site specializes in providing the breaking news from the Adelaide region in Australia. Other content meant primarily for Adelaide people include aspects like weather and real estate. Sports, entertainment, and business news are the other offerings on this site.

Perth Now

Perth Now is a site that provides content from and for the Perth region in Australia. Aspects like weather, real estate, classifieds, and discussion boards are specific to this region. The site also has national and world news as well.

Smart Company

The content of this site is primarily targeted at small and medium enterprises. It primarily features news and advice related to business. Trends, features, and entrepreneur related news are offered along with the ability to ask experts on various topics.


This is a website from leading Australian newspaper “The Australian Financial Review” For most parts, this site offers only business, investment, and finance related news. Opinions are offered on the latest happenings in this sector. The global markets are covered in detail with charts, news, and videos. The site also features the latest technology and lifestyle related news.

WA Today

Western Australia is online only magazine mostly covers news around Perth and Western Australia. It was founded in 2008. It is part of Fairfax Digital, which also own Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Brisbane Times.

Canberra Times

Online website from The Canberra Times offers news around the world with local news of Canberra and ACT. The newspaper was founded in 1926 and taken over by Fairfax Digital Group in 2006. Covers various sections including nation and internation news, entertainment, tech, Environment, Sports and more.

BigPond News

This is a news service from Australian internet provider BigPond. They offers live breaking news coverage in areas like national news, sports, entertainment, world, tech and much more. They also offer live online TV with live breaking news.

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