Sydney does not have many major newspapers. There are two broadsheets; The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, and one tabloid, The Daily Telegraph. There is also The Financial Review, which is a business newspaper.
The Sydney Morning Herald offers news and analysis with content aimed at an university-educated readership. The Australian is a national newspaper and although not as widely read as The Sydney Morning Herald, its readership is from the same demographic. The Daily Telegraph is a tabloid with more local news, sports and entertainment stories. It is an easier paper to read, missing the analysis and, some would argue, the credibility, that The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian offer. The Financial Review covers news that is business-related which includes a comprehensive list of stocks and their trading prices.
Australia is a multicultural nation and there are over 100 Australian ethnic newspapers in over 40 languages, many in Sydney. These include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and Korean. They are available from news agencies.
You can find numerous major international newspapers in Sydney. Below is a list of just a few of the news agencies that sell international newspapers. If your local newsagent doesn’t stock the newspaper you are after, they may be able to order it for you.
Town Hall Square Newsagency
European newspapers and local foreign-language newspapers.
Address: Town Hall Arcade, Sydney (City)
Stock over 20 international newspapers and many magazines in foreign languages.
Address: 60 The Corso, Manly (Northern Beaches)
Taylor Square Newsagency
Newspapers from a handful of foreign countries including Ireland, Spain, UK and France, plus local foreign-language newspapers.
Address: 163 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst (City Edge)
Another excellent option for reading international newspapers is to visit the local library as they stock a wide variety of world newspapers. To find your nearest library, visit http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Library/Branches.