About us

The Alice Springs News is in its 26th year of continuous publication.


We founded it 1994 as the largest circulation independent newspaper in the Northern Territory of Australia, dedicated to fearless reporting of a high quality, and in strict compliance with the Journalistic Code of Ethics.


If you would like to support our independent journalism for the Alice Springs community, you can contribute to our fundraising campaign by clicking here. Our generous supporters help us to cover our expenses and expand our reporting on topics that matter.



See our web traffic summary, updated about monthly, in the right-hand sidebar on this page and all other pages.


The Alice Springs News is still free, and offers outstanding advertising opportunities.


The publication manager is Media Choice, Alice Springs, Australia.




Phone our news office at  0418 890040 or email erwin@alicespringsnews.com.au


Snail mail: PO Box 1613 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871 or 1891 Petrick Road, Connellan NT 0873.


Editor: Erwin Chlanda


Senior writer: Kieran Finnane


The News appeared each Thursday in the Alice Springs region, with a circulation of 11,500, distributed free of charge, and relying on advertising for its income.


We founded the Alice Springs News Online 1997 and as one of the world’s first newspapers on the web. Our online edition steadily grew in popularity, partly because of its archive of now more than seven million words, a sought-after resource about the region for tourists, business and researchers.


By March 2011 the online readership had well and truly surpassed the print edition readership, in a clear trend of the news reading public inexorably drifting to the web: We mothballed the paper edition.


We update our news section several times a day, and we have a fully searchable story archive of about seven million words.


We are also committed to giving our readers a say: We published more than 20,000 comments from them since 2011, and a large number of Letters to the Editor.


We perform an important social and community function.


We are independent and locally owned.


Our dispute resolution process provides for:–

• Conversation with the complainant.

• Correction, if appropriate.

• Agreement of putting the issue before an arbitrator of mutual choice.


As the only written word medium online in the region, our 20,000 plus local readers (Google Analytics) are spread over an area of a million square kilometres, much of which is inhabited by the area’s 30% Aboriginal population. They read us on their mobile phones and tablets or other devices.


We also have a significant readership interstate and overseas.



Peter Collins
Mob 0414 716145




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A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor