I’m a big lover of email newsletters. My morning routine goes like this. Over breakfast I scan through the AFR so I’m across what’s happening in the business world. Hey, not everyone’s cup of tea I know, but for my profession I need to know what’s going on. Once that’s ticked off, I slide over to my dedicated email newsletter inbox. I’ll usually read one or two each morning, more on the weekend. I find them a fantastic way to get a variety of opinions, and insights, with far more depth than you find on the social media feeds. I subscribe to business and financial markets type newsletters, technology newsletters, design, one that focus entirely on interesting graphs, and a pop culture newsletter to keep up with the young folk. Each has their own unique personality, which is something else that I love about email newsletters.
Producing my weekly newsletter GainingCHOICE is often the most enjoyable part of my whole week. And the feedback I get is fantastic. Interestingly, whilst I get more monthly downloads of the Financial Autonomy podcast than I do readers of the newsletter, I get far more engagement and feedback from the newsletter audience. It’s really a wonderful community. A common piece of feedback I receive is that it’s great to hear an Australian voice amongst so much American content. So with that in mind, I’ve done a bit of research on some Australian based newsletters. If you are an email newsletter fan like me, perhaps these might be a good addition to your feed.
A fortnightly newsletter put out by Australian journalist Royce Kurmelovs. Explores topics often adjacent to the mainstream with a nice amount of depth.
A weekly newsletter at the intersection of tech, design, and culture. Polished and interesting, this is a great example of an email newsletter.
Highlighted by Highly Enthused
Another podcast flowing from a podcast. Recommending the coolest things to Eat/Drink/Read/Watch/Listen to/Do and Buy.
A Rational Fear
This one is an extension of Dan Ilic’s podcast by the same name, clever observations and some of Australia’s best comedians.
A global operation with a team in Melbourne, this one will keep you up to date with the latest trends. It comes out 5 days per week, which is a little too frequent for my liking but it’s a polished newsletter that’s worth checking out.
New Weird Australia
An email focused on new Australian music. Appropriately given it’s discussing audio content, posts often tie in with podcast episodes.
A weekly newsletter produced by Mark Tobin looking at Australian microcap stocks and microcap investing in general. Could be useful for your satellites.
Freelancing can be lonely. If you’re in that space, this occasional email might help you. Rebekah shares her personal struggles in a very readable and open style.
This is a newsletter put out by Netflix in Australia. It promises to “diving deep into niche obsessions, existential questions, and unexpected themes, all through the lens of film and TV.”
Considerate by Natalie Smith
An irregular but interesting email exploring food, design, travel, and whatever other interesting stuff finds its way in front of Natalie.
A bias towards politics, this one could replace your Fairfax read. Professional journalism on display here. Published daily.
This is an Australian business web site that produces several different email newsletters, one daily, others weekly. Doesn’t have a lot of personality, but a great way to keep up with the Australian business scene.
Similar to Smart Company but focused on the micro business community. If you’re a solopreneur, this one is for you. Their weekly email provides a highlights reel of their best/most popular content.
Keep up to date with what’s going on in marketing around the world, plus events and training.
Put out by the Equity Mates boys this one is a simple piece of internet curation – 5 interesting articles they’ve come across in the past week.
What have I missed? I’m sure there are plenty more. Email me and let me know of an Australian email newsletter you love and I’ll add them to this list.Back to All News