Who are we?

If you want a good time in or out, you’d better pick up a copy of Canberra’s only dedicated entertainment street press. We’ve got what’s on and what’s coming up covered. We’re a full colour, heat-set magazine giving our readers the skinny on the latest CD releases, touring artists and DJs, local acts, movies, theatre, art, comedy, food and drink.

Where can you get it?

BMA Magazine is distributed every fortnight to over 400 locations throughout the ACT and surrounding NSW. Main distribution points include; tertiary campuses, music and fashion retailers, cafes, nightclubs, hotels, pubs, salons, supermarkets, fresh-food markets, petrol stations, galleries, theatres, cinemas and more. Just because you have an ad in a Sydney-based street press, don’t think you’ve got Canberra covered.

Why advertise in BMA Magazine?

Our 25,500 readers pick up BMA and 15,000 more view it from our website

We are a monthly magazine offering advertisers four full weeks of coverage.

BMA has been in existence for over 24 years, meaning our core demographic of 14–35 is joined by a strong long-time following from those aged 35 and up. Our long standing status and on-going commitment to all things sassy has led us to be recognised as Canberra’s premiere entertainment guide. Like the best things in life, we’re free, and accessible to all.

Artwork specifications

––––– AD SIZE WIDTH (mm) HEIGHT (mm)
A Cover Banner 197 30
B Full Page* 178 254 add 5mm bleed on all sides
C Bastard Page 121 160
D Half Page 79 233
E 163 114
F Quarter Page 79 114
G 38 233
H 163 55
I Eighth Page 79 55

Please verify that your advertisement artwork fits the dimensions specified above.

Colour: CMYK or grayscale only. Files submitted in RGB will be converted to CMYK. Please note changes in colour may occur as a result of conversion to CMYK.

Resolution: 300dpi is the minimum resolution required for advertisement artwork.

*Bleed: If placing a Full Page advertisement that bleeds to the edge of the page, allow for 10mm extra space clear of important images and live text around the boarder of the artwork. This avoids important dates, text, or logos from being cut off in the trimming process. We DO NOT accept Microsoft Publisher files (.pub): Publisher files must be ‘exported’ or ‘saved as’ PDF format only.

Advertising rates

For competitive online and print advertising rates call Allan on 0422 928 518 or email

Choose from a variety of advertisements such as Full Page, Cover banner, Bastard Page, Half Page, Quarter Page and Eighth Page sizes.

Premium marketing

If you want to get your message across in the most stylish way possible, and with maximum impact, then why not choose from one of our competitively priced premium options such as a Front Cover banner, Double Page Spread (across the middle pages of the magazine), and Page 2–3 double spreads.

In-house graphic design solutions

Are you stuck for artwork? We offer affordable graphic design services to help you get the message out there. Ask about our comparable rates.

Mailing list advertising

Want to reach your target audience directly? Every month we send out a Mailout Email to 3500+ people. Ask us about Button Mailout advertising and we can help you design the perfect promotion.

Artwork deadlines & publish dates 2021/2022

515 Feb 25 Feb 17
516 Apr 1 Mar 24
517 May 6 Apr 28
518 Jun 10 Jun 2
519 Jul 15 Jul 7
520 Aug 19 Aug 11
521 Sep 23 Sep 15
522 Oct 28 Oct 20
523 Dec 9 Dec 1
524 Jan 20 (2022) Jan 12
525 Feb 24 (2022) Feb 16
526 Mar 31 (2022) Mar 23
527 May 5 (2022) Apr 27
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