Here at the Bellarine Times we pride ourselves on delivering local news in print, online and across our social media channels – providing community content which focuses on ‘what’s good about where we live’.

As regional populations increase, the need for local news to offer diverse content to stay current in both print and digital media has never been stronger.

We will always be free in print and online – we’re here for you, we’re your free weekly newspaper.

We’ve also decided to introduce Spotpass on our sites.

Loyal local readers, or one-time website visitors, can now donate by clicking the Spotpass button to keep local community content free to all. We believe in contribution for content by choice.

Your contributions will be invested in our local team so we can continue to be the voice, your voice, of the community.

We believe in our community and know our content is worth the occasional click of the Spotpass donation button, a ‘show of appreciation!’.

$0.99 is all it takes to support us and to support the continued production of public interest journalism at a community level.