A special message from Cameron McCullough, Publisher, Mornington Peninsula News Group:

"Today we are asking for the community’s help. We are asking you to subscribe, for free, to your favourite local free weekly newspapers:

  • Mornington News
  • Southern Peninsula News
  • Western Port News
  • Frankston Times
  • Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

"We will continue to print our five weekly newspapers but it's important for you to subscribe - without subscribing, many of you that are isolating may have trouble getting a copy of your local title. Subscribing guarantees you won’t miss out on a single word."

"It has been an unprecedented few weeks where we have worked non-stop to bring you the most up-to-date information possible. Our website has been swamped with over 300,000 visitors a week for the last two weeks, and our journalists continue to write stories in our newspapers holding people to account. We will not stop."

"We will not stop, because more than ever people need reliable and independent information. We will not stop, because we cannot allow people that don’t have the best interests of our community in mind to take advantage of the current uncertainty. We will not stop, because we want to travel the unknown journey ahead with each and every one of you. Please help us to provide the Mornington Peninsula with an independent voice.


, ,,,Last month, MPNG's ,Peninsula Essence ,celebrated its 50th issue with their March edition. A free full colour gloss magazine, ,Peninsula Essence, brings you all the best the Peninsula has to offer. It's a unique lifestyle and travel magazine for the area, with in-depth articles, great photography and fantastic reading on people and places in our special part of the world. Each issue of ,Peninsula Essence, features local stories and features of interest compiled by professional journalists, writers, photographers and designers. And the team behind the publication are such fantastic supporters of businesses here too. ,

Says Cameron, "We’re now really focused on making these publications the best that they can be. The free weekly papers are working well with significant growth and Peninsula Essence in particular is showing great potential.”

The MPNG publishing empire offers a unique community service, providing forums for businesses to promote their wares and services to the general public as well as giving local residents and visitors a way of finding out what is happening in and around the Mornington Peninsula in terms of entertainment, recreation, retail spaces and education. So it really does service every aspect of the area.


Our Journal