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Otway Life Almanac is an independently owned and not-for-profit publication created locally by editor Nettie Hulme and designer Gillian Brew.

This annual publication is a professional colour magazine, A4 size and printed on recycled paper. The focus is on living sustainably and enjoying everything the Otways have to offer.  

The Almanac includes quality articles and images related to the themes of Art, Ecology, Culture & Spirit and information regarding both minor and major events throughout the year.

The much sought after copies are available through commercial outlets, and tourist venues in the Otways and is also available online at

Supporting the magazine through the reasonably priced advertising is a wonderful way to ensure the survival of local independent media and celebrate the diverse communities and businesses of the Otways.

Special Features include:

Otway Sustainable Table

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all about food grown and/or produced in our region

 Otway Sleepovers


all about the rich diversity of accommodation options in the Otway Ranges

Boutique Boozeries
Fiesta Fantastica

Send an email to discuss your advertising needs….

Advertising Rates

Section/size Measurements  
Community notices At discretion of editor FREE
Quarter page
 H 180mm wide x 60mm high $200
Half page H 180mm x 130mm V 90mm $400
Full page Bleed 216x303mm (3mm) Copy 180x270mm $800
Back Cover Bleed 216x303mm (3mm) Copy 180x270mm $1000
Double Page Bleed 426x303mm Copy 390 x270 30mm gutter $1600
Special Feature Section: ·       Otway Sleepovers ·       Sustainable Table ·       Artistry ·       Boozeries/Watering Holes ·       Fiesta Fantastica ·       To Market, To Market ·       Finding Felicity ·       Things to See & Do Half page = 150 words + V 90mm x 130mm Ad 1/8 page H 85mm x 60mm   $200
Artists Only Special Double Page Bleed 426x303mm Copy 390 x270 30mm gutter $300

H Horizontal VVertical Bleed background that extends outside trim area Copy area ensures text does not run too close to trim


Otway Life Almanac offers a free design service for your advertising. To supply your own finished ad artwork, please comply with the following:

File type: PDF ONLY – Press settings with fonts embedded.

Images: CMYK 300dpi at 100% of size
Use settings for uncoated paper (UCR) for images.

Text: Minimum 8pt and 10pt for reversed type Solid black panels or backgrounds should carry

40% Cyan to reinforce the black print

Total ink limit between 280-310% with a black limit of 90% (medium GCR)

When supplying text and images for your free advertising design please ensure your documents comply with the following: Text is supplied in a Word Document or within the body of an email. Images are to be high resolution, original size .jpg .tif or raw images and not compressed for email or from the web. Please ensure images are royalty free and copyright to you. We can assist with royalty free images at a small charge if required. Do not embed images in Word documents. Logos to be .pdf, .eps or high resolution .jpg or .tif format. Logos and images from web pages
(.gif .png or .bmp les) are not accepted.

Artwork Deadlines

Friday 31 October 2019

Otway Life reserves the right to refuse any material that does not meet the required specifications or deadlines.

The Team

Editor Nettie Hulme

Design Gillian Brew 0422 585 227

A c/o Forrest PO, Forrest Victoria 3236
P 03 5236 6501






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