Tennant and District Times

About Us


The Tennant and District Times has been an integral part of the community since its establishment in 1975. 

Our hub in Tennant Creek extends across the vast Barkly region so our footprint is nearly twice the size of Victoria. 

We cover news and views from towns, communities and pastoral stations across the Barkly, encouraging our readers who live in some of Australia’s most remote locations to contribute to our weekly publication.

Print copies of the Tennant and District Times are distributed within the Tennant Creek township and beyond. 

Our newspaper is also available in real-view online, extending our readership throughout the Northern Territory the nation.

The Tennant & District Times has a long history of mentoring young reporters, and many have gone on to forge careers in media and communications. 

We have community contributors in several communities such as Borroloola at the northern tip of the Barkly, Elliott in the Territory’s heart, Ali Curung and the Utopia homelands.

Our publication is truly local – we cover local news about local people and local events. 

We support the communities we serve and welcome local input and ideas.

Promoting local events, telling stories about locals, by locals is the core of our philosophy.

As the Territory’s only independently-owned newspaper we are proud of our 45-year history of delivering news across such a broad regional and remote footprint.