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The Australian Women's Weekly

The Australian Women's Weekly
Julia Gillard on the July 2010 cover
Editor-in-Chief Helen McCabe
Categories Women's magazines
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 459,175 (2013)
First issue 1933
Company Bauer Media Group
Country  Australia
 New Zealand
Language Australian English
ISSN 0005-0458

The Australian Women's Weekly, sometimes known as simply The Weekly, is an Australian monthly [2]


  • History 1
  • Format and frequency 2
  • Editors 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The magazine was started in 1933 by

  • Jackson, Sally Cost-cutting at mags over: Law The Australian 12 Oct 2009 pp 30, 32 (Retrieved 17 February 2010)
  • , 1933 - 1982The Australian Women's WeeklyNational Library of Australia's free digitized archive of
  • 1933-1970, JASAL 1 2002The Australian Women's WeeklyPat Buckridge 'Good Reading in
  • Official website

External links

  1. ^ Circulation August 2013
  2. ^ a b Magazine readership
  3. ^ William Edwin Pidgeon
  4. ^ Meade, Amanda (2009-11-30). "The Diary: On the move". The Australian. p. Media section, p. 35. 


See also

Previous editors of The Weekly have included Alice Mabel Jackson, Deborah Thomas, Julie Zaetta, Ita Buttrose, Jennifer Rowe and Robyn Foyster (December 2007 – October 2009).

The current editor is Helen McCabe, who has held this position since August 2009. She has attempted to improve The Weekly‍‍ '​‍s news coverage. In late 2009, she hired Jordan Baker, formerly a reporter and travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald, as news editor.[4]


In 1982, publication frequency was reduced from weekly to monthly. "Weekly" was retained in the name for reasons of familiarity and because a woman's "monthly" was a slang term for menstruation. The final weekly edition was dated 15 December 1982, followed by the first monthly edition dated January 1983. The TV guide was discontinued on introduction of the monthly format.

The magazine is usually 240 pages long and printed on glossy paper trimmed to A4 page size, although it originally was a Tabloid in size and layout. It typically contains feature articles about the modern Australian woman. For many years, it included a lift-out TV guide.

Format and frequency

The Weekly celebrated its 50th anniversary of publication in June 1983 and its 75th anniversary in the October 2008 issue. PBL launched Women's Weekly versions in Singapore and Malaysia, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, which follow The Weekly‍‍ '​‍s style while containing largely local content.

who went on to do many famous covers over the next 25 years. [3]

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