It's been a bit of a journey but Westender is on the street. Complementing the online service you have come to know and love, the print edition will work as a document of record and a reminder of what's to come.

It also appeals to many of the people in West End who do not spend a lot of time online.

We worked with local design crew, Text and Image, and just love what they've done. We hope you love it too.

westender logo

Hot off the press

The new westender logo provides a taste of the style created by Text and Image

The publishers of Westender are proud and excited to note that the first print edition of the grand old newspaper in a year and a half has rolled off the presses and it rumbling its way toward West End ... Read online.

I pledge to local shop

Local shop logo launched today

As we turn our minds towards another Christmas, many people start to draw up the presents list.

This Christmas, why don't you start by committing to make all your purchases locally?

It's well documented that dollars spent locally stay ... Read online.

Scott McDonald at McGarrys

A crowded chamber

Readers of Westender enjoy a regular breakfast with the South West Chamber of Commerce as we promote those who promote local business. West End Traders, though, has doubled in size since Westender began actively promoting it in July ... Read online.

cciq fair work campaign

CCIQ denies chamber of horrors

CCIQ is well known for its advocacy on industrial relations

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is an active lobby group for Queensland business. Its Industrial Relations resources are well respected and many a business owner has sworn that one unfair dismissal case avoided more ...


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Wayne Lynch

New surf film premieres Thur

Wayne Lynch was a surfing legend when conscripted to fight in Vietnam

A surfing legend from the age of 14, Wayne Lynch became an outlaw for two and a half years to avoid fighting a war he did not believe in. Despite international acclaim, he has remained a recluse ... Read online.

Art attack - Newman arts cuts hurt

Art attack - Arts cuts pain go on

When Westender reported on October 31 that the Newman government was about to slash funding to around ten inner city arts bodies (Newman's slashing of the Arts ) we had very few details and wrote ... Read online.

Harvest Rain cast

Harvet Rain reigns at QPAC


John English and Simon Gallaher and cast will star alongside Julie Anthony for Harvest Rain next year

Exactly twenty years ago, Brisbane theatre company La Boite graduated from the pro-am theatre groups dotting suburban Brisbane and went fully professional. This year Harvest Rain Theatre has made the ... 

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Book now for February

When you pick up the December issue of Westender you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of pages devoted to editorial. That's lovely for the reader but not good for our contributors. To help them get paid for their work we are going to tighten up the next issue. 

If you want to be in there, book your advertisement now.

Places are filling fast. www.westender.com.au/advertising