Australian Consolidated Press

ACP Magazines (formerly Australian Consolidated Press) was an Australian media company. It published the Australian Women's Weekly and the Australian edition of Woman's Day.

Australian Consolidated Press
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StatusDefunct (2012)
PredecessorSydney Newspapers and Australian Associated Newspapers[1]
FounderFrank Packer
SuccessorBauer Media Group
Country of originAustralia
Headquarters locationSydney
Publication typesMagazines, books

Consolidated Press was formed in 1936, combining ownership of The Daily Telegraph and Frank Packer's Australian Women's Weekly. It was renamed Australian Consolidated Press (ACP) in 1957, and acquired The Bulletin in 1960.

The Daily Telegraph was sold to News Limited in 1972; the same year ACP founded Cleo and took over Publishers Holdings (including Australian House & Garden, Wheels, and others).[2][3] Two years later, Frank Packer died, and his son Kerry took over the company.

In 1988, ACP acquired Fairfax's magazines (including Woman's Day, People, Dolly, and Good Housekeeping).

In 1994, ACP merged with the Nine Network to form Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. In 2000, Australian Consolidated Press was rebranded ACP Magazines.[4]

In 1999, PBL acquired Crown Limited, and in 2002, it combined ACP and Nine into a new division, PBL Media. CVC Capital Partners acquired PBL Media in 2007.

In 2011, ACP sold its magazines in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to Singapore Press Holdings.[5]

On 4 September 2012, Nine Entertainment Co announced that it was selling ACP Magazines to Bauer Media Group for an undisclosed sum,[6] with the sale completed on 1 October 2012. Bauer then ended the use of the ACP name.[7]

The publisher had many tie-ins with other Nine Entertainment Co. companies, such as Nine Network programs (Burke's Backyard and Good Medicine) and the Magshop web service which is now operated by Bauer Media Group.

Magazine titlesEdit


  1. ^ Bar News: The Journal of the New South Wales Bar Association. 2015
  2. ^ "Publishers board sits on the fence". 11 July 1972. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Thomson gives up Publishers". 18 July 1972. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  4. ^ ACP to rebrand as Bauer Media Mumbrella 26 October 2012
  5. ^ Nine sells ACP Asia mags
  6. ^ "Nine Entertainment to sell ACP Magazines to Bauer Media Group". Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  7. ^ ACP Magazines to rebrand as Bauer Media