With an estimated readership of 203,000, Rural Weekly is the biggest circulation rural publication on the east coast of Australia.
Australian Provincial Newspapers (APN) produces four Queensland and one northern New South Wales editions of Rural Weekly, which are distributed free of charge.
Rural Weekly – North, circulation 14,000, covers the region around Mackay along the central Queensland coast and is published each Thursday and distributed free in The Daily Mercury.
Rural Weekly – Central , circulation 23,300, covers the region around Rockhampton and is inserted into The Morning Bulletin, CQ News and Central Telegraph each Friday.
Rural Weekly – Wide Bay, circulation 24,500, covers the Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Gympie areas and is inserted into NewsMail (Bundaberg), Fraser Coast Chronicle and Gympie Times each Thursday.
Rural Weekly – Southern, circulation 46,900, covers the large farming areas around Toowoomba in southern Queensland and is inserted into The Chronicle (country editions), Warwick Daily News, Chinchilla News and Murilla Advertiser (country editions), The Western Star, Balonne Beacon, QT - The Queensland Times (country editions), Dalby Herald, South Burnett Times, Central & North Burnett Times, Western Times, and Goondiwindi Argus on Thursdays, sometimes Fridays.
Rural Weekly – NSW edition, circulation 17,400, covers the northern NSW coastal strip from south of Coffs Harbour to the Queensland border. It is a inserted into Richmond River Express Examiner and The Northern Star (Murwillumbah editions) on Fridays at four-week intervals. It is also bulk dropped into rural sales outlets along the coast.
The Bush Telegraph is another APN rural publication and is inserted into Warwick Daily News and Stanthorpe Border Post each Tuesday.