Australia Journalists

Browse the directory of Australia journalists below. We found 62 Australia journalists listed.

Alex Speed


Journalist & Editor News, features, media releases, website and content writing. I am interested in the creativity, stoicism and joy in people, especially within our Australian regional and rural communities, and the stories everyone has to tell. I contribute to a number of print and online publications and news platforms and have been editor of Escape Southern Highlands, now in Highlife Magazine, since January 2017 Also on occasion, I work with private clients to devise and write brand & communications strategies, media releases, newsletters and online content. You will find me at [email protected] and can see a selection of my work below.


Catherine Best

Journalist / Escape Columnist/ Writer / Editor / Content Creator

I'm a freelance journalist, writer, content creator and Escape columnist. I produce articles for magazines, newspapers and online platforms, as well as creating bespoke content for clients. I've been writing professionally for 20 years, with a special interest in travel writing. As a former news reporter, I can turn my hand to virtually any brief or topic, including business and personal finance, lifestyle, health and wellness, and parenting. My work has appeared in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun, The Australian, Lonely Planet, Voyeur, Qantas Spirit, The Collective, Jetstar magazine, Silkwinds, Tiger Tales, Kidspot and get lost magazine. I have also written for Red Balloon, BPAY, Mercer, Mantra and Tourism and Events Queensland, among others.


Kara Smith

Communications & Digital Marketing

Kara is an experienced communications and digital marketing specialist who finds the heart in every story. When she's not exploring nature with her canine sidekicks, she's likely writing about animals, social justice and inclusion from her home in Adelaide. For further samples, including examples of corporate communications, strategy, speeches, and dashboard reporting, please contact me via DM or the contact form linked below.


Ilona Wallace

Accredited Editor

Ilona is an Australian writer and IPEd-accredited editor. Her writing has appeared in Killings, Broadsheet, The Adelaide Review and more. She was named after the star of a “not very horrible” film, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). Ilona is available for editing and writing assignments on a freelance basis, and can assist with French–English translation. Her special interests include literature, language, culture and education. Click on the envelope below to contact Ilona.

Sallie Hudson

Creative director and writer. Founder Daisy Ideas.

A strategically minded creative with over 20 years' experience in the UK, Australia and NZ. I provide outsourced concept and writing services to agencies and organisations and create end-to-end campaign work through my collective 'Daisy'. I am a creative problem solver who can come up with the big idea, land it, craft the executions and content, and creatively direct. I enjoy turning complex into simple, dry into engaging and confusing into clear. I love great ideas and will happily nurture and grow yours. From the start I can create your name, value proposition, key messages and explainer video. I have a wealth of experience in content creation, sales and awareness campaigns, BTC, BTB and Internal comms. And I absolutely love education, behaviour change and brand engagement. I am available for outsourced project work as well as collaboration with your internal teams.


Nikki Wallman

Freelance travel and lifestyle writer

I'm an Australian freelance writer focused on travel, food and wine, design and interiors. Since going freelance, I've written for national and international mastheads including Travel + Luxury (The Australian), Vogue Living, Delicious, Good Food (The SMH), Australian Traveller, The Australian Financial Review's Life & Leisure, International Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller (India), Destinations of the World News (Dubai), (Daily Life, Domain, Essential Kids), Jetstar Asia magazine, Women's Health,, body + soul (Sunday Telegraph), and Good Health. I also offer project editing, advertorial and copywriting services, and in 2016 served as launch editor for upmarket regional travel magazine, Escape Southern Highlands. Prior to going freelance, I was editor of Australian Healthy Food Guide magazine. Please feel free to get in touch on [email protected]


Kerrie Brooks

Copywriter | Content Writer | Copyeditor

UK-born and Australian-based, I love the art of storytelling for business - combining strategy with creativity whilst being bang on with the detail. I have worked with many well-known and emerging brands, engaging both consumer and B2B markets with great results. Take a look at some of my work.

David Schout

Freelance journalist

Melbourne-based freelance journalist covering (mostly) cricket, sport and inner-city news. Worked with:, ICC, IPL, News Corp Australia, The Guardian, BCCI, The Roar and more. Drop me a line at [email protected], or via the links below.

Jo St Leon

Freelance Writer

I am a musician and author from Hobart, Tasmania. I have recently retired from my work as an orchestral musician to focus on writing full-time. I am currently completing my BA in Professional Writing and Publishing, with plans to undertake a Masters degree in creative writing. Those folks at OUA know how to tempt me. My work includes short stories, feature articles, personal essays and concert reviews. In 2021 I published my first book, The Light in the Darkness: Musings on Living with Cancer. It is a collection of memoir, reflections and personal essays telling of my own experience of living with a potentially terminal illness. You can find my work in CutCommon, Limelight Magazine, Stringendo, Elephant Journal and The Fictional Cafe. My first short story, ‘Georgina’s Dilemma’, won 3rd prize in a ‘Writers’ Forum short story competition in 2017 and my memoir piece, 'The Diagnosis', won 2nd prize in The Field of Words memoir competition, 2018. I have recently had some success with public readings of some of my writing, which is particularly effective when sharing a stage with musician(s). I loved doing this, and plan to explore it further. After a lifetime of touring the world with my viola, I have finally settled in a little house by the Mt Wellington fire trail, where I live in domestic bliss with my two cats and travel as little as possible. In addition to writing, I love cooking, yoga, reading and swimming. Contact: [email protected]

Nola James

Journalist. Editor. Content producer.

I am a lifestyle editor and food and wine writer with 10 years' experience in publishing and news media. My work has appeared in Delicious Magazine, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Singapore Airlines' Priority magazine, Mercedes-Benz Me magazine, Halliday Wine Companion, the Jetstar in-flight magazine, Virgin Australia's in-flight magazine, The Urban List, Time Out Melbourne and Broadsheet, among others. I have a BA in Illustrative Photography from RMIT and a Grad. Dip. in Journalism from the University of Tasmania. WSET Level 3 Merit WSET Level 2 Distinction