About us

About The Morning Bulletin 

The Morning Bulletin is published 6 days days a week, Monday to Saturday, with the only exception being Good Friday and Christmas Day. 

Our website is live online 24/7/365.

Across both platforms, The Morning Bulletin reaches 166,000 print and digital readers each month*.

The Morning Bulletin is part of News Regional Media, a subsidy of News Corp Australia, which encompasses local newspapers and news websites from Darwin, across Australia’s East Coast and all the way down to Geelong and Hobart.


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.

Since January 2015 we are located in our modern premises at 220 Bolsover Street opposite Kern Arcade with our office being open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Fact Sheet

As of September 2019, The Morning Bulletin is published in a contemporary, friendlier and more portable 350mm tabloid format.

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

Our prime coverage area consists of 51,354 dwellings and 115,998 residents across the Rockhampton and Livingstone regions. 62,000 of these state that their local newspaper is their main source of what is going on in their community.

This strong community interest also reflects in our 36,000 strong fellowship across our social media channels.

*Source: emma™ conducted by Ipsos, 12 months ending April 2019, Fused Nielsen Digital Panel calibrated to Digital Content Ratings, April 2019. All ppl 14+