About The Byron Shire Echo
Since 1986 The Byron Shire Echo has been the voice of the Byron Shire. This independent free weekly newspaper covers the news and events of a thriving, unique and colourful north coast community. Offering much more than just local news, The Echo is home to a rich selection of quality content, including Mungo MacCallum’s authoritative political commentary, a lively selection of letters to the editor, thought-provoking articles, and Mandy Nolan’s comprehensive entertainment coverage in Seven. For Byron Bay restaurant reviews (and food, wine and travel news from outside the Byron bubble) check out The Good Life. There is also the Good Taste restaurant guide, service directory, classified ads, real estate and much more.
The Byron Shire is full of vibrant towns and villages. Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Suffolk Park, Brunswick Heads, Billinudgel, Ocean Shores, New Brighton – they all have their own distinctive character – a diversity that is reflected in the pages of their community newspaper. We also distribute to nearby towns such as Lennox Head whose residents work and play in the Byron Shire.
For more on the history of The Echo see About The Echo.
Everyone reads The Echo!
In print: The Byron Shire Echo has a weekly readership of over 53,000 people*. Print circulation is 23,200 copies each week – audited every 6 months by the Audited Media Association (formerly Circulations Audit Board). The latest figures show that our distribution for the period ending March 2015 was 23,190.
*Comparing the March 2013 Roy Morgan National Readership survey results with national circulation statistics, the readership of a newspaper is approximately 2.3 times its circulation, which gives the readership figure of over 53,000 per week.
Online: In addition to those people reading the printed copies of the Byron Echo, it is also found in an online format and as part of Echonetdaily. There was an average of 120,678 visits to this website each month month for January, February March 2015 (source – Google Analytics). Echonetdaily is emailed to around 13,000 subscribers daily Monday-Friday (October 2014 figure).
For further proof of The Echo‘s far reaching appeal see our Everyone reads The Echo! page.