Bunyip & District Community News

Bunyip & District Community News is a free local newspaper published by local volunteers for the benefit of the Bunyip district community in West Gippsland Victoria Australia.

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To place an advert or for further advertising enquiries please email advertising@bunyipnews.org.au. or call 0498 852 137. Please email your ad in PDF or JPG format at 300 dpi (dimensions below) in greyscale. Once we receive your ad we will send you a proof and invoice.


When you place a 12-month business card ad for $100 or any other sized ad for 12 editions, you will receive a FREE editorial with logo and photo/s to be placed in any issue of your choice. We also offer FREE basic design for all ads placed in the newsletter and newsletters are available online at www.bunyipnews.org.au. In our online version, your ad can be linked to your website, Facebook page or even email. You can even search for your ad using your company name in the PDF web viewer… which means potential customers can find your details quickly.

CHEAPEST LOCAL ADVERTISING AROUND… Contact us now and get the best deal in town! Please note, there is a 50% DISCOUNT for all non-profit community groups, associations and clubs who advertise in the newsletter. All ads and notices for non-charging events or public / club notices are FREE! All donations are gratefully accepted.


You can leave your ads and news articles in the collection box, which is located outside IGA. Please follow the instructions below to place an ad. Ensure your ad is clearly written or printed. Enclose your ad in a sealed envelope along with correct monies. Write your name, email and/or phone number on the front, along with type of ad required. Place your envelope in the slot before deadline (2nd Tuesday of each month). Alternatively you can leave your ad / article with the Bunyip & District Community House.


All advertising will need to be prepaid. Ads are not submitted for publishing unless fully paid in advance. You can pay by PayPal, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), direct deposit to Bunyip & District Community Bank® Branch account or place with ad in collection box.

Please support our local advertisers, as without them there wouldn’t be a community newsletter. Let them know you found them HERE!

For PayPal payments :Advertising@bunyipnews.org.au
We support Bendigo Bank - Bunyip & District Community Branch :-18 Main St Bunyip
For EFT Payments please use - BSB 633-000 Account Number - 117987115




Business card $10 52mm x 85.1mm
Business card for 12 issues* $100 52mm x 85.1mm
Quarter page (portrait) $20 132mm x 85.1mm
Quarter page for 12 issues (portrait)* $200 132mm x 85.1mm
Half page (landscape) $40 132mm x 183mm
Half page 12 issues (landscape)* $400 132mm x 183mm
Full page $80 285.3mm x 193mm
Full page for 12 issues* $800 285.3mm x 193mm
Website small (12 months) $50  
Website large (12 months) $100  
* includes FREE business editorial  

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Bunyip & District Community News

After the demise of the “Bunyip and Garfield Express” in 1979, communications within the Bunyip area had become limited, and a suggestion was made to produce a community newsletter. Organizations and clubs were contacted by letter for support, and the Red Cross were asked to sponsor a public meeting. This was held in the Bunyip Hall supper room after the annual Red Cross meeting on the 6th September, 1982. A well attended meeting resulted with representatives from a number of Bunyip groups, and the Shire Council representative, Cr. K Anderson.

The initial meeting was sponsored by Red Cross and held following their annual meeting, confusion has arisen and some people today call it the Red Cross Newsletter. This is not correct as an independent committee was formed with the title agreed upon, to be the “Bunyip & District Newsletter”.

The 1982 committee elected were President and Co-Editor, Mrs E Porter: secretary, Mrs J McDermid; Treasurer, Mrs M Cowie; Co-Editor, Mr R Clark; Typists, Mrs K Moody, Mrs R Bernault; Committee – Mr R Porter, Mrs W Ockwell, and Mrs B O’Connor. Notices and reports of meetings, news items, advertisements, etc were printed fortnightly and circulated via shopkeepers in Bunyip and Garfield. This work involved a team of 25 unpaid volunteers, and 560 copies, usually four to six pages, were distributed. Printing began at the Bunyip Primary School, then later to garage accommodations at the home of Mr & Mrs Dick Baker of Garfield, then to the office of Cooper’s Real Estate Agency in Bunyip for some time. When Red Cross moved into the shop known as Fletts in Main Street, where there was a large back room, an invitation was accepted to keep equipment there. The Newsletter operated from this site from 1984 – 1990, when Red Cross were required to move to another shop, and the Newsletter found a new home in the R.S.L. hall.

More recently the "News" moved its printing and meeting facilities into the Bunyip Hall where it is printed and meetings held to this day. The title of the paper has also officially changed to "Bunyip and District Community News" and circulation is now 1000.


Committee Contacts

President - Tony Arrigo - president@bunyipnews.org.au - 0407 563 441

Secretary - Roman Kulkewycz - secretary@bunyipnews.org.au - 0417 360 783

Treasurer - Jane Scott -treasuser@bunyipnews.org.au

Editor- Barry & Sue Neilson - editor@bunyipnews.org.au - 0498 852 137

Advertising - Barry & Sue Neilson - advertising@bunyipnews.org.au - 0498 852 137

Website - Clint Diston -  website@bunyipnews.org.au - 0458 974 131

Postal Address

P.O. Box 126 Bunyip 3815