The Western Herald is Bourke's only local newspaper and we have proudly served the community for more than 132 years.

Published weekly every Thursday, The Western Herald covers news, sport and other events in Bourke and around the district in Barringun, Brewarrina, Byrock, Enngonia, Fords Bridge, Hungerford, Louth, and Wanaaring. Our readership includes subscribers from Coolabah, Nyngan, Dubbo, Sydney and centres throughout NSW and interstate.


The Western Herald has remained locally owned and independent for its entire 132 year history.

Call us today to discuss all your advertising and printing needs. Advice and quotations are free.

Read more about Bourke's newspaper history here.

Marek Weiss - Editor

Marek joined The Western Herald in January 2018.

Tricia Duffield - Journalist

Tricia Duffield is a print and broadcast journalist who has been in the media industry since her teens – which was a very long time ago!


She has worked as a features writer, producer, broadcaster, news journalist and television presenter.


She was producer for radio personalities including Tim Webster, Howard Sattler and John Laws but in recent times has happily made Bourke her part-time home, where she is a journalist for The Western Herald, and on-air at 2WEB in the newsroom and other programs.

David Sharp - Sales Manager

David has a long media history, going back to his first radio job in 1978.


He has a strong journalism background, having worked for an all-news radio station in his hometown of Tampa, Florida.


But print media is new to Dave, who says “It’s always great having a new and exciting challenge after being in the business for four decades!”


Dave has called Bourke home since 2001, when he landed the job as Breakfast Host on 2WEB.


Contact Dave for any print or radio advertising enquiries today!

Tanya Mitchell - Accounts

Tanya is the person to speak with for any account, administration or subscription inquiries.

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