The Ararat Advertiser has been bringing the news of the day to the people of the Ararat region since 1857.
The Ararat Advertiser enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest continuously operating newspapers in Victoria, second in age only to The Geelong Advertiser masthead.
Its first edition was a free single sheet newspaper printed from a tent on a muddy goldfield titled the Mount Ararat Advertiser.
In 1861, the paper took on a broader readership, becoming The Ararat and Pleasant Creek Advertiser, until it settled on its beloved title - The Ararat Advertiser - in 1885.
The Ararat Advertiser has continued to report on Ararat and its people, its successes and disappointments, joyous occasions and tragedies, always with the reader in mind.
Today we continue to uphold those ideals and are committed to producing a quality newspaper for the readers of the Ararat region.