Established in 1842 the Portland Guardian eventually merged with the Observer in 1890 dropping the ” Guardian” banner to become the Portland Observer.
The Portland Observer is the states third oldest newspaper celebrating 150 years on 20th August 1992.
The paper is published on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Portland Observer covers many towns including Portland, Heywood, Narrawong, Tyrendarra, Hamilton, Dartmoor, Mt. Gambier, Warrnambool, Condah, Casterton, Branxholme, Pt. Fairy, Digby, Yambuk, Coleraine, Merino and Macarthur.