About Us

100% locally operated and independently owned. Celebrating our community and rich heritage for over 100 years.

The Barrier Truth is the local newspaper for the historic mining town of Broken Hill, NSW and was established in 1898. It is owned by the Barrier Industrial Council and is one of the few remaining independent newspapers in Australia.

In late 2020 the newspaper scaled back publication from 6 days per week to 2 days, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in technology and consumer habits. Hence, the newspaper masthead is now “Barrier Truth”, although the business is still registered as the Barrier Daily Truth, and past editions of the paper have that masthead. The paper continues to publish daily through its digital platforms.

We are a business passionately committed to our local community, having operated and printed from our Broken Hill premises for over 100 years. We continue to be a central and primary source for quality local news and information across the Far West region of NSW.