The Phantom in Newspapers - Australasia

Syndication of The Phantom in Australia and neighbouring countries (New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu), is managed by the Yaffa Publishing Group in Sydney, NSW. The following list is based on information gained from Yaffa's Sales Manager, Ian Dale, in November 2000. It appears that Australia alone accounts for 21% of the known global syndication of The Phantom newspaper strips. New South Wales and Queensland are the strongholds for The Phantom syndication. Melbourne's Herald Sun Sunday dropped The Phantom in 2000, leaving Victoria as the only state in which News Ltd does not carry the Sunday strip.


State City/Town Newspaper Strip Format
ACT Canberra Sunday Canberra Times Sunday colour
NSW Bathurst The Western Advocate daily bw
NSW Dubbo The Daily Liberal daily bw
NSW Grafton The Daily Examiner daily bw
NSW Griffith The Area News daily bw
NSW Lismore The Northern Star daily bw
NSW Lithgow The Lithgow Mercury daily bw
NSW Maitland The Maitland Mercury daily bw
NSW Murwillumbah The Daily News daily bw
NSW Newcastle The Newcastle Herald daily bw
NSW Orange Central Western Daily daily bw
NSW Parkes The Champion-Post daily bw
NSW Sydney The Daily Telegraph daily bw
NSW Sydney The Sunday Telegraph Sunday colour
NSW Tamworth The Northern Daily Leader daily bw
NSW Wagga Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser daily bw
NSW Wollongong The Illawarra Mercury daily bw
QLD Brisbane The Courier-Mail daily bw
QLD Brisbane The Sunday Mail Sunday colour
QLD Bundaberg News-Mail daily bw
QLD Cairns The Cairns Post daily bw
QLD Cairns The Cairns Post (Tue.) Sunday bw
QLD Gladstone The Gladstone Observer daily bw
QLD Gympie The Gympie Times daily bw
QLD Ipswich The Queensland Times daily bw
QLD Mackay The Daily Mercury daily bw
QLD Maryborough The Maryborough Chronicle daily bw
QLD Mt Isa The North West Star daily bw
QLD Rockhampton The Morning Bulletin daily bw
QLD Sunshine Coast The Sunshine Coast Daily daily bw
QLD Toowoomba The Chronicle daily bw
QLD Townsville The Townsville Bulletin daily bw
SA Adelaide The Advertiser daily bw
SA Adelaide Sunday Mail Sunday bw
TAS Launceston The Examiner daily bw
TAS Launceston The Sunday Tasmanian Sunday colour
VIC Geelong The Geelong Advertiser daily bw
VIC Geelong The Geelong Advocate Sunday colour
VIC Kyneton The Kyneton Guardian daily bw
VIC Mildura Sunraysia Daily daily bw
VIC Shepparton The Shepparton News daily bw
VIC Swan Hill The Swan Hill Guardian daily bw
WA Perth The Sunday Times Sunday colour
TOTAL daily = 35 Sunday = 8

Other Countries in Australasia

Country City/Town Newspaper Strip Format
Fiji Suva The Fiji Times daily bw
Fiji Suva The Sunday Times Sunday bw
New Zealand Auckland Sunday Star-Times Sunday colour
New Zealand Auckland The New Zealand Herald (Sat.) Sunday bw
New Zealand Wellington The Evening Post daily bw
PNG Port Moresby The PNG Post-Courier daily bw
TOTAL daily = 3 Sunday = 3

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Last updated 8 January 2004