Blacktown Sun

The Blacktown Sun covers the fast developing, growth region of the Greater West of Sydney, and is committed to covering local news, entertainment, sports and community issues.


Blacktown City continues to enjoy a strong and vibrant residential and commercial expansion. Blacktown is home to population of about 320,000 people, 28,000 businesses and more than 830 parks and reserves making it one of the State’s leading cities in relation to population and employment growth, and recreational services.

And as a city on the move, 17 of Sydney’s top 25 transport companies having their corporate headquarters or main facility located here.




Distribution Map

The Blacktown Sun is part of Fairfax Community Newspaper (FCN) NSW; designed to provide local residents with specialised local news, sport, council information, entertainment and events, as well as product or service availabilities in their local area.



By constantly supporting businesses, as well as sponsoring many local events, the Blacktown Sun is able to provide residents with specialised local news on sport, council, entertainments and community events, as well as products and services available.

Readership & Circulation:

The Blacktown Sun
Readership* 44,000
Circulation^ 41,090
Source: *EMMA, January 2015. ^Audit Bureau of Circulations, September 2014


Special Features and Sections

Fairfax Community Newspapers publishes many topical and seasonal features, as well as regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly sections throughout the year to provide our readers with relevant information, both editorially and through advertising messages.

Over the course of the year, we cover many topics, including Home Improvement, Travel, Entertainment, Drive, Health & Beauty, Weddings, Education and much more.


Fairfax Community Newspaper’s offer a range of unique newspaper and digital opportunities to engage your audience going beyond traditional methods of display advertising.

Our product suite comprises newspaper inserts/catalogues, adhesive note advertising, digital on-line advertising as well as a vast array of creative executions. These creative options deliver high impact, cut-through and creative innovation for advertising campaigns.


For a selection of sections and features relevant to your needs, please contact your Fairfax Community Sales Representative or the National Sales Office in your state, who can advise you on upcoming opportunities.


EGN/Display, Classifieds, Trades & Services:

Sections Rate ex GST Rate incl GST
Display Module $108.25 $119.10
Classifieds Jobs, Notices, For Sale, Real Estate & General Classifieds $18.60 $20.46
Adult Services $20.00 $22.00
Trades & Professional Services Directory $22.70 $24.97
Casual colour load $400 for process colour ($440 incl GST) and $200 for Spot Colour ($220 incl GST). Please download display rate card for discount structure. For information on preferred position loads,Inserts, Adhesive Notes and other marketing opportunities, please contact your Fairfax Community Sales Office.


Ad Specs

Please note all verbal bookings, alterations or cancellations must be confirmed in writing prior to booking deadlines. Alterations or cancellations after deadline may not be accepted and charges may still apply.

Failure to supply material resulting in an advertisement’s non appearance will also incur charges.

Earlier deadlines may occasionally be implemented to accommodate press and production time lines, especially around and after Public Holidays.

Display Deadlines:

Blacktown Sun Deadline
Publication Day Tuesday
Booking & Cancellation 1pm Wednesday
Material Copy (Ad Creation) 5pm Wednesday
Complete Supplied Material 4pm Friday

Classified Deadlines:

Blacktown  Sun Deadline
Publication Day Tuesday
Booking & Copy (Ad creation) for Classifieds, Trades & Services 12pm Monday
Booking & Supplied material for Classifieds, Trades & Services 2pm Monday
Booking (lineage ads only) Phone Deadline for Classifieds, Trades & Services 4pm Monday


Ad Specs PDFs:

Click the link below to download or view the current ad specs:


Delivering complete material to Fairfax?

If you’re delivering your final PDF material to any Fairfax Media newspaper publication, SEND Lite is the fastest and cheapest way. Click the link below to download SEND Lite delivering instructions.

Fairfax SEND Lite Instructions (PDF)


Go to the FCN Ad Specs page for the full creative specs and deadlines for all Fairfax Community Newspaper NSW advertising products.



For more information, please contact your Fairfax Community Sales Representative or the National Sales Office in your state, who can advise you on upcoming opportunities.

Alternatively, please refer to the Contact Us section.


Contact Us

National Sales New South WalesGeorge Kranitis
Fairfax Community Newspapers
+61 (02) 9588 8726
National Sales VictoriaBrown Orr Fletcher Burrows
+61 (03) 9826 5188
National Sales QueenslandThe Media Workshop
+61 (07) 3839 4100
National Sales Western AustraliaLiz Molyneux
Fairfax Media
+61 (08) 9327 4800
National Sales South AustraliaTim Patrick
Fairfax Media
+61 (08) 8212 1212
FCN Classifieds13 24 25
Blacktown Sun (Sales Manager)Colin Links
Blacktown Sun (Editor)Heloise Reece
Blacktown Sun (Editor)Peter Gladwell
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