The South Coaster

The South Coaster magazine is the ultimate insiders’ guide to the beach and the bush south of Sydney. The magazine may be read in print or online – and it’s free!

The South Coaster is published in spring, summer, autumn and winter by The Word Bureau, the Illawarra’s independent publisher, the same team behind the much-loved monthly community news mags 2508 District News and 2515 Coast News.

24,000+ copies are printed each year and distributed via a unique network of major attractions, tourist info centres, B&Bs, cafes, galleries and restaurants.

For advertising bookings, call Karen on 0403 789 617. For editorial enquiries call Genevieve 0432 612 168.

  • Free seasonal travel and lifestyle magazine that covers the NSW South Coast, including the Grand Pacific Drive
  • Written by locals; read by visitors
  • With beautiful hand-painted watercolour maps of the South Coast towns and villages


PO BOX 248, Helensburgh


Address: PO BOX 248, Helensburgh

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