About Us


The Eyre Peninsula Advocate was founded in 2021 in the absence of a local newspaper presence on the Eyre Peninsula.

Serving a region rich in agricultural and aquaculture production, its wheat and grain growing industries, as well as seafood sector, are famous well past the triangular peninsula. The region is also known for its mining, plus pristine beaches and natural attractions.

The main townships include Port Lincoln in the south, Whyalla in the north east and Ceduna in the north west, with tight-knit communities dotted throughout the region.

Circulating throughout Eyre Peninsula, the newspaper has helped to fill a void caused by the closures of the West Coast Sentinel and Eyre Peninsula Tribune newspapers in 2020.


The closure of newspapers based in Ceduna and Cleve during the COVID-19 pandemic left upper Eyre Peninsula towns without a voice.

Prompted by the District Council of Cleve, SA Today created the new publication, which launched in September 2021.

The name of the newspaper has connections to sister paper the Plains Producer, which was founded in 1903 as the Central Advocate. It covers news, community events and sport from across the region.

The Eyre Peninsula Advocate is available weekly on Thursdays in towns throughout the region, as well as Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Port Augusta, Quorn and Port Pirie.

In 2023 the Eyre Peninsula Advocate was merged into the SA Today newspaper group, joining 16 regional newspapers across South Australia and part of the Star News Group Pty Ltd.