Northern Rivers Review increases its readership both online and in print

International freesurfing trailblazer, Ozzie Wright, was one of The Northern Rivers Review's first covers.

International freesurfing trailblazer, Ozzie Wright, was one of The Northern Rivers Review's first covers.

For those of you who are reading this now, I am preaching to the converted. You are one of the many readers who have already been searching us out online and, for many of you, paying for the offering that is The Northern Rivers Review.

But, as of next week, you will be joined by many more. We are about to become the region's only FREE colour news and lifestyle magazine with distribution of over 30,000 copies.

Our website is also going to be FREE. You don't need a subscription to read about what is happening in The Northern Rivers.

It has been a big task to bring you a new print offering in the current media landscape, in which many mastheads have been closing their doors, so the bosses here at Australian Community Media must be congratulated for making the decision to go FREE with our high quality content.

It is very gratifying to know there is, indeed, a market for our product, which speaks to our wonderful lifestyle up here in the land of green and blue.

We have been incredibly heartened by the support and encouragement we've received for our experienced story-telling. There is a still a place for print and online content that reflects the lives we cherish up here after all.

As I have always maintained, people choose to live on The Northern Rivers because our way of life has it all. We want to see the positive people, places and ideas that the whole world is watching right now, reflected in our media platforms.

Some of you will get your Northern Rivers Review delivered to the door but, for those of you who don't, below is a list of all the locations you can find a copy at your nearest shopping precinct.

The journalists and sales team have all worked extremely hard since we launched the first edition last October and, this month, we've been working even harder to make sure the new look/new format makes the most of the editorial content and advertising behind who we are.

We are the only media organisation in the region with a print, online and social media presence. While our Instagram page is now well over 1000 followers, I am so excited more people will get to share in what you already know. Happy reading!!



  • Hotel Cafe 86 on Main
  • Century 21
  • Alstonville Elders Alstonville
  • Gary Walsh First National Alstonville
  • One Agency Manwarring Alstonville


  • Ballina Airport
  • Ballina Central
  • Ballina Council Chambers
  • Ballina Jockey Club
  • Ballina Visitor Info
  • Belle Central Cafe
  • Swish
  • Cherry Street Sports Club East Ballina
  • Golf Club Green Coast Coffee
  • Harcourts
  • Northern Rivers Library's
  • Ballina Lighthouse Beach Cafe
  • RSL Ballina
  • The Gallery Cafe
  • Wal Murray
  • First National Ballina


  • Foodworks
  • George & Fuhrmann Bangalow
  • Sparrow Coffee
  • Town Restaurant and Cafe
  • Woods Bangalow


  • Daily Counter
  • Honour Expresso
  • Table View


  • Bay Grocer
  • Bay Leaf
  • Beach Hotel Byron
  • Byron Bay Library
  • Byron Bay Real Estate
  • Byron Fresh
  • Habitat Byron
  • IGA Sunrise
  • Katrina Beohm Real Estate
  • Raes On Wategos
  • Ray White
  • The Byron Bay General Store
  • Top Shop Cafe & Burgers


  • Casino Community Centre
  • Casino Library
  • Casino RSM
  • Casino Visitor Centre
  • George & Fuhrmann, Casino
  • Higgins News
  • Lazy Labrador
  • Lemo's
  • Meridian Property Group
  • Mike's Cafe
  • Oxford Hotel
  • Plaza News
  • PRD, Casino
  • Walker Street Cafe
  • Zeebras Restaurant & Cafe


  • Eltham Pub


  • Elders Evans Head
  • Evans Head Newsagency
  • Evans to Betsy
  • First National, Evans Head
  • Johnny's, Evans Head
  • Vespas on Oak


  • The Farm, Byron Bay


  • Federal Doma Cafe


  • Goonellabah Tavern
  • Lismore City Council
  • Mojo Express Bar


  • Commercial Hotel
  • Kyogle Newsagency
  • Kyogle Shire Council
  • The Farmers Plate
  • The Sugarbowl Cafe


  • IGA


  • Benchtop
  • Blueys Cafe
  • Cafe Capello
  • Chempro
  • Coffee Club
  • Lismore Square
  • Dragon fly Cafe
  • Flock
  • Katrina Beohm, Lismore
  • La Baracca
  • Espresso
  • Lismore Farmers Market
  • Lismore Heights Sport and Rec Club
  • Lismore Library, Lismore Square
  • Lismore Square News
  • Lismore Turf Club
  • Lismore Workers
  • Mecca Cafe Meeting Place
  • Newspro, Lismore
  • Central Night Owl, Lismore
  • Ray White, Lismore
  • Richmond Hotel
  • Ristretto
  • Rous County Council
  • Southside Hot Bread
  • SPAR
  • Steves Bakery, Lismore
  • The Bank Cafe
  • The Quick Brown Fox
  • Wal Murray First National, Lismore


  • Crystal Castle


  • Baker & Daugher
  • Byron Shire Council
  • Mullumbimby News
  • The Other Joint
  • The Patch
  • The Rock and Roll Coffee Company


  • Raine and Horne, Murwillumbah


  • Coolamon Co Cafe
  • Footbridge Cafe
  • Kiso's Cafe
  • Raine & Horne, Ocean Shores


  • SPAR
  • Suffolk Suffolk Bakery


  • Tevan Store


  • Burntwood Cafe
  • Rich River coffee
  • Riverview Cafe
  • Bakery 5