43,000 Total Readership

Blacktown City continues to enjoy a strong and vibrant residential and commercial expansion. Blacktown is home to population of about 320,000 people, 28,000 businesses and more than 830 parks and reserves making it one of the State’s leading cities in relation to population and employment growth, and recreational services.

And as a city on the move, 17 of Sydney’s top 25 transport companies having their corporate headquarters or main facility located here.

Source: emma conducted by Ipsos MediaCT | People 14+ for the 12 months ending August 2016 | Nielsen Digital Ratings Monthly August 2016.


The Blacktown Sun is part of Fairfax Community Newspaper (FCN) NSW; designed to provide local residents with specialised local news, sport, council information, entertainment and events, as well as product or service availabilities in their local area.


By constantly supporting businesses, as well as sponsoring many local events, the Blacktown Sun is able to provide residents with specialised local news on sport, council, entertainments and community events, as well as products and services available.

  • 38,277 Circulation ^
Source: ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations, September 2015

Blacktown Sun Rates

EGN/Display, Classifieds, Trades & Services:
Display Module$45.09$49.60
Display Module$14.14$15.55
Adult Service$14.14$15.55
Trades & Professional Services Directory$14.14$15.55

*Classified colour loading is 25% from the casual rate. For more information on preferred position loads, inserts, and other marketing opportunities, please contact your Fairfax Community Sales Office.


Please note all verbal bookings, alterations or cancellations must be confirmed in writing prior to booking deadlines. Alterations or cancellations after deadline may not be accepted and charges may still apply.

Failure to supply material resulting in an advertisement’s non appearance will also incur charges.

Earlier deadlines may occasionally be implemented to accommodate press and production time lines, especially around and after Public Holidays.

Display Deadlines:

Publication DayTuesday
Booking & Cancellation11am Wednesday Prior
Material Copy (Ad Creation)1pm Thursday Prior
Complete Supplied Material1pm Friday Prior

Classified Deadlines:

Publication DayTuesday
Booking & Copy (Ad creation) for Classifieds, Trades & Services4pm Thursday
Booking & Supplied material for Classifieds, Trades & Services5pm Friday
Booking (lineage ads only) Phone Deadline for Classifieds, Trades & Services10am Monday

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Go to the FCN Ad Specs page for the full creative specs and deadlines for all Fairfax Community Newspaper NSW advertising products.


George Kranitis
National Sales NSW
Fairfax Community Newspapers
+61 (02) 9588 8726 Email George Kranitis
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Liz Molyneux
National Sales Western Australia
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ACM National Sales – Adelaide
+61 (02) 8394 5136 Email Meg Marsh