About us

About the Paper

Currently The Morning Bulletin is published 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, with the only exception being Good Friday and Christmas Day. It has a circulation of approximately 14,700 on weekdays and 20,200 on Saturdays.

Capricornia Newspapers Pty Ltd also publishes the Capricorn Local News, Gladstone Observer, Capricorn Coast Mirror, The Blackwater Herald, CQ News, Central Telegraph.

News Corp Australia, the present owners of The Morning Bulletin, encompasses newspapers from Mackay to Coffs Harbour along the eastern coastline, and inland to Emerald, Biloela, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Warwick, Lismore, Grafton and Chinchilla.


The Morning Bulletin was established in July 1861. It is the second oldest business in the city, the oldest being the Criterion Hotel which was established in October 1860.

The original owner, William Hitchcock Buzacott, brought the press and equipment from Sydney in 1861 where he operated a small weekly paper. At the time the paper was called the Rockhampton Bulletin and was eagerly read by the town's 698 residents.

The Bulletin's original home was in Quay Street near the old Customs House, in a low wooden building. On August 14 1862, this was burnt down and the presses destroyed. Buzacott quickly obtained new equipment from Sydney.

Fact Sheet

The size of The Morning Bulletin page is 26.5cm x 38cm which is 7 columns x 38cm high (1 column is 3.5cm wide).

We use nearly 1600 tonnes of newsprint per year.

Everyday The Morning Bulletin provides more reading matter than you could expect to find in a full length novel.

24,000 printed newspapers weigh approximately 4 tonnes.

The Harris Web press, which is the press we are currently using, prints approximately 420 papers per minute.

At The Morning Bulletin we use approximately 30 tonnes of newsprint per week which is about 65 rolls.

Our prime coverage area consists 29,351 dwellings and 89,235 residents.