NewsMaker® delivers your story where it counts: to journalists, bloggers, consumers and stakeholders, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand. We are one of the top-ranked press release distribution services in Australia, as assessed by independent service TopSEOs.

Our members pay a small fee to use the online Press Release Distribution service, which incorporates a comprehensive, up-to-date Media Database with more than 200 News Categories (How to Build a Media List) . We provide free Online PR Newsrooms which you can customise and share on Twitter or in a blog or website using the builtin RSS feed.

Unlike many other press release services, we charge a flat fee. There are no hidden charges to include images, documents or reporting. 

Google has accredited NewsMaker as an official press release service. This means, where your release meets Google's criteria, it will be emailed to subscribers, sharing your message around the world in minutes.

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We have built our business based on two major customer benefits: we save you time and keep your operational costs to a minimum.  Our staff, who are highly qualified journalists and PR professionals, provide you with unparalleled support so you can make the most of the service.  We deliver your high quality media content with no external advertising so readers focus only on your press release. Read more about publishing your press release.

The NewsMaker press release service is free to Join



Note that NEWSMAKER reserves the right to refuse to publish press releases from the following groups and categories. Restrictions may vary depending on the region your campaign targets, the value provided to the reader, and the quality of the content.

  • Adult (eg, pornography)
  • Gambling
  • Games/Contests/Sweepstakes
  • Financial services such as get rich quick schemes
  • Any press release with unsubstantiated claims, including claims by Political Parties

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Founded on decades of experience in journalism and PR, in Australia, the UK, and North America

Newsmaker is an award-winning press release distribution service that provides a fast, easy-to-use solution for PR professionals and marketers. Now you can spend your time on high-value tasks such as effective messaging and creative strategy, while we take care of the process of sending out press releases to journalists and sharing them in social media.

More than 20,000 brands use our press release template to distribute their press releases to online and offline media outlets. Newsmaker uses its proprietary technology and industry knowledge to harness the power of search engine optimization (SEO), social media and news aggregation services such as Google News.

Newsmaker continually adds new features to meet the needs of our PR clients for powerful media campaign management and reporting tools. We help your campaigns come to life in the social context, enabling you and your clients to influence consumer and business decisions.


In 2005, NewsGallery Pty Ltd developed an innovative online press release publishing and distribution platform that would use the power of search and news aggregation to help members reach a broader market. The Company won a Yellow Pages Business Ideas Grant (South Australia) in 2004 and in the same year was awarded a Commercialising Emerging Technology (COMET) Grant by the Australian Government. This has assisted the company in developing its Newsmaker system for sharing, publishing and editing news and to pursue the development of new social web communities. We now have over 9,000 members from Australia's leading PR Agencies, Research Companies, Corporations, Small Businesses, and Not-for-Profits.



Founder, CEO and Publisher Leila Henderson is a journalist, author, public speaker, and PR practitioner with extensive senior editorial management and marketing experience. She has worked for some of the world’s best known business and consumer publications, in North America, the UK, and Australia.

These include News Ltd, the Toronto Star, Reader’s Digest, Australian Consolidated Press and Fairfax Ltd. Over the past 15 years she has assisted several startups from concept through to IPO, and played a senior communications and general management role in ventures including m.Net Corporation, CAS Systems, Forge Group, Integeo, NetPriva, MGM Wireless, and many more. She has delivered media workshops and pitch training to hundreds of organisations.

She is State President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA SA), and has extensive board experience with the ICT Council for South Australia, The Adelaide Network and the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association.


Australian Headquarters

NewsGallery is headquartered in Australia, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. For more information about our corporate offices.

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International Partnership Opportunities

NewsGallery’s innovative press release publishing and distribution system is a "plug and play" engine that can be adapted to countries with mature public relations sectors. NewsGallery seeks partners from the following countries: United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and France. Specifically, partners with Public Relations, and Social Media and Ecommerce expertise would find the Newsmaker business model highly attractive.

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