Published Day: Wednesday & Friday
Circulation: 3,200 each paper
Cover Price: $1.40
Address: Ayr.  Qld.  4807
Postal Address: PO Box 969, Ayr.  4807
Phone Number: (07) 4783 2277
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ocated just 88 km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway, Burdekin is a town that punches well above its weight, with a local newspaper to match. The Burdekin Advocate’s circulation area covers the most prosperous and stable agricultural district in Queensland, underpinned by the Burdekin Irrigation Project, which safeguards crops and grazing if the rains should fail. With an annual sugar crop valued at between $450-$500 million, this region is among Queensland’s richest rural economies, and is also becoming Australia’s leading provider of tropical fruits and vegetables. Published twice a week, and with a circulation area that extends north to Stuart and Cungulla, and south to Dalberg, the Burdekin Advocate is totally in tune with the unique lifestyle and characteristics of its local population.

Apart from a number of regular sections the Advocate also publishes a monthly report – The Burdekin Grower, containing up to the minute news and coverage of new technology, small crops, cattle, goats and sugar cane. Sport of all kinds is the glue that binds the community together, and the Advocate rises to the challenge with extensive coverage of everything from lawn bowls and golf, through to volleyball and soccer.

It’s the go-to source for the people of Burdekin and the surrounding districts.  The Burdekin Advocate has a readership of 10,000 per paper and circulation of 3,200 per paper.