About Us


Originally a weekly tabloid newspaper it has been the voice of the community, with locals writing about locals for locals. That tradition has continued up to the present day, even though many of the locals now come from all corners of the globe and we are somewhat more densely settled than we were in 1992.

In between, Westender was a colourful fortnightly A4 publication. Now we provide local news as an online platform.

All contributors to the Westender are volunteers. If you have story ideas, or would like to research or write a story, let us know.

We look forward to working closely with you to let the world know just what a wonderful place our West End truly is.

Meet The Team

Jan Bowman


Kerrod Trott


Thanks for supporting ad-free, independent, volunteer-run, community media.

Submit your article ideas or comments by email to info@westender.com.au

Publisher: Kerrod Trott

Editor: Jan Bowman

The Westender is based on Kurilpa Peninsula, named after the native water rat (kuril). Kurilpa has a significant history as an important meeting place, and we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and reside, the Turrbul and Jagera nations. We pay deep respects to all Elders past and present and future.’

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