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 music 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 500 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 each BMA and 31,000 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* 193 270 (add 5mm bleed on all sides)
C Bastard Page 125 165
D Half Page 80 233
E 170 120
F Quarter Page 80 120
G 38 233
H 163 55
I Eighth Page 80 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 2022/2023

525 30 June 22 June
526 28 July 20 July
527 1 Sep 24 Aug
528 6 Oct 26 Sep
529 10 Nov 2 Nov
520 15 Dec 7 Dec
521 26 Jan (2023) 18 Jan
522 2 Mar (2023) 22 Feb
523 6 Apr (2023) 29 Mar
524 11 May (2023) 3 May
525 15 June (2023) 7 June
526 20 July (2023) 12 July
527 24 Aug (2023) 16 Aug