Advertising in What’s On in Our Backyard was the best suggestion someone made to me. I had not actually heard of the magazine before I advertised in it. From beginning my business Science Experiences for children last Xmas, I have only needed to advertise in the one place and that was in this magazine. I had most places filled by locals and also holiday children for the days I advertised for. I also have my tutoring spots filled with local children and have now a regular Junior Science Club running Saturday morning and a Senior Science Club running Wednesday night. Thanks to the magazine my business has made it through the first year. Thank you Saffron and other team members for your support at getting me started. I will definitely re advertise with the magazine in the future. Thanks.

Suellen Wilson, Tutoring At The Bay

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What’s On In Our Backyard magazine was first published in 2010 by two local mums with a readership of local and visiting families in mind. The magazine is published quarterly, just prior to the end of each school term. It is distributed free to approximately 10,000 families and contains a whole range of useful information from what’s on in the local area to useful services, articles, sporting and fitness activities and much much more. It’s a one stop shop guide to family life in Port Stephens and the no.1 source for family-friendly information.


The team at What’s On In Our Backyard are passionate about assisting you in reaching our core audience of women aged 30-50 years in Port Stephens with children with a cost-effective ad campaign both in print and online. Our magazine is distributed throughout the Port Stephens geographical area with the main distribution being through the local schools and high schools, who hand a copy out to the children to take home to their families. 10,000 copies are distributed each quarter. This means that your message get’s in front of a niche demographic of family decision makers, who are potentially interested in what you have to offer them. It is quite simply the only media in Port Stephens that offers such a targeted message in such a uniquely informative and entertaining manner both in print and online.


We believe in giving every advertiser the very best opportunity to connect with our audience in just the right way.

We have a good understanding of our readership and will liaise directly with you to create an advertisement which will stand out and attract the right kind of response for you.


We will also give you the opportunity to place yourself as the expert in your field, by giving you the chance to submit editorial showcasing your area of expertise. If you are not a confident writer, then let us write for you!


We provide you with a bespoke marketing package with includes online exposure.

We will share your events, news, special offers and more, tagging your business on our social media pages.


Our team of talented local writers can review your product or service. This will be posted to our website and social media pages PLUS your own Facebook or Google reviews page. We can even provide video reviews!


We understand how busy you are in your business, so we’d love you to be able to take advantage of our marketing expertise and allow us to take the reigns with our ‘done for you’ service. After consultation with you, we can take care of your advert copyrighting, design and editorial if you need us to do so.  This takes the hassle away from you, so you can concentrate on what you do best in your business.


If you like what you have heard so far, then please take the next step in reaching new prospects for your business or service.

We are ready and waiting to have a friendly, no obligation chat with you. During your chat, we will find out more about your business and your specific needs, after which we will be able to recommend a package which suits your business and budget.

Email us at any time with your contact details and any questions. We look forward to chatting with you!

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