Brisbane Times is an online newspaper for Brisbane and Queensland, Australia.

TypeNews site
Owner(s)Nine Entertainment Co.
EditorSean Parnell
Founded7 March 2007
HeadquartersBrisbane, Queensland, Australia



The Brisbane Times was launched on 7 March 2007[1] by then-Queensland Premier Peter Beattie.[2] The publication started with 14 journalists in an attempt by Fairfax to break into the South East Queensland market, competing against the website of News Corporation's incumbent The Courier-Mail.

As of 20 November 2018, Brisbane Times has started a subscription model. Viewers are limited to approximately 25 article views per month before being faced with a news paywall.



It is owned and run by Nine Publishing, publishers of Melbourne's The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and other mastheads, plus subject-focused websites and business-centered magazine titles. The founding managing editor was Mitchell Murphy;[3] the current editor is Sean Parnell.

Web traffic


According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, the Brisbane Times is the 191st and 250th most visited website in Australia respectively, as of August 2015.[4][5] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 24th most visited news website in Australia, attracting more than 2 million visitors per month.[5][6]

See also



  1. ^ Roberts, Greg; Sainsbury, Michael (8 March 2007). "Fairfax launches online in Brisbane". The Australian. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012.
  2. ^ Shackle, Eric (11 March 2007). "Brisbane's Newest Newspaper Goes Online - OhmyNews International". OhMyNews. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Fairfax embraces Brisbane". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b " Analytics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Top 50 sites in Australia for News And Media". SimilarWeb. Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.