Stories create community.

Murray Bridge News is a website and weekly email newsletter which features stories about what’s happening in South Australia’s Murraylands.

As an independent news service, the decisions which guide us are made in Murray Bridge – not Adelaide or Sydney. Better still, 100 per cent of our profits remain in the community.

Managing editor Peri Strathearn has lived and reported the news locally since 2012. He has been named SA’s best regional/rural journalist (SA Media Awards), and the state’s best regional print journalist three times over (Rural Media SA). But his career took a turn in 2020, when the local newspaper was temporarily shut down by its corporate owners. He launched Murray Bridge News four days later. In 2021 it became one of 12 publishers in the world to win funding through the Substack Local program.

To find out more about the people who write for us, click here.

Murray Bridge News is produced on Ngarrindjeri country.

Our mission

Murray Bridge News is all about:

  • Creating community by sharing local stories

  • Empowering local people to engage with community groups, events and opportunities

  • Being positive about the region and its future, and

  • Being local: collaborating with and advocating for local people

Contact Murray Bridge News

Got some feedback, a question, complaint or suggestion? Email Peri Strathearn at or phone 0419 827 124.

Need help with a technical problem? Click here for some FAQs or contact us.

Just want to be sociable? You can follow Murray Bridge News on Facebook and Instagram, where we post the latest stories during the week.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I enter my email address?

Entering your email address subscribes you to Murray Bridge News’ free weekly newsletter. Every Thursday around lunch time, you’ll get a run-down of the week’s top stories and a guide to what’s coming up during the next week.

Why can’t I read some stories?

About two thirds of the stories on Murray Bridge News are free to read. This includes stories about local charitable causes, public consultations, crime and public health. The rest – the ones we spend a bit of extra time producing – are for readers who choose to become paying subscribers.

Why should I become a paying subscriber?

For one thing, it’s cheap – just $5.50 per month! For that, you’ll get access to every story on Murray Bridge News, including our searchable archive. Your support will also help this local, independent news outlet expand its coverage. Click here for more info about why a paywall is important.

Want to try before you buy? Click here for a free trial and cancel at any time in the first 14 days. You can also access a 33 per cent discount if you subscribe at least four people at once: your work team, your family, anyone you think would like to feel more connected to our community.

Fine print

All content on this website is copyrighted by Murray Bridge News Pty Ltd unless otherwise attributed, and cannot be reproduced without permission.

For more on our aims, values, ethics and decision-making process, see our editorial policy. For more on how we deal with suggestions, ideas, questions and complaints, see our complaints policy. To find out about the companies which power our website and subscription system, see and

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