The Australian 4+

Latest national and world news

News Digital Media

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Australian app provides the best news experience designed for when you’re on the move. Stay informed throughout the day with our breadth of content and award-winning journalism from Australia and around the world.

Subscribers of The Australian (other than Today's Paper digital replica subscribers) will have access to:

Stay informed with the latest news from Australia and around the world with our leading opinion, commentary and analysis from the most experienced journalists and correspondents, including trusted sources from The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

Receive alerts on the stories that matter most as they happen. Tailor your notifications on a range of topics from breaking news, and curated news updates via editions, business, commentary, lifestyle and travel.

In the Today’s Paper section, you can easily read a digital copy of the paper exactly as it was printed, as well as explore our many lift-outs and magazines including The Weekend Australian Magazine, Wish, The List and more.

You can find all of The Australian’s chart-topping podcasts in one place. Enjoy the premium listening experience in the app, on the go or in the car.

Pass the time with our Mind Games section full of puzzles and games, including The Times of London’s world-famous cryptic crossword.

* Eligible subscribers can use The Australian app to gift up to 10 gift links in each successive 28 day period. Each gift link can be used by only one person to access one article on a single device. When you generate the gift link, this counts towards your 10 gift link limit even if you don't gift it to anyone. The right to gift up to 10 gift links does not accrue from one 28 day period to the next. Only send a gift link to someone who has consented to receive it. For full terms see

The Australian app for mobile and tablet is free to download, however, to gain access to the app's content and features, simply subscribe for Member-only access.

Member-only access gives you digital access to thousands of subscriber-only stories, the digital replica of the paper, puzzles, podcasts and more of what you love.

How to gain access to the app's content and features:
1) Existing members of The Australian (other than subscribers to Today's Paper digital replica) can log in to the app when prompted using their membership details; or,
2) Become a member by subscribing through the app (via iTunes)
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 7.4.0

What's new:
* Improvements to our Live Blog,
* New Olympics content,
* Bug fixes and performance updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Bradbury Grant ,

News function is fine but shoddy work in some areas

App is very useful in terms of rolling news coverage and accessibility. It lets itself down however with some of the “subsidiary” areas such as mind games. Since the last update I can no longer access my daily rituals of crosswords and quizzes on the app, and have to go online which sort of defeats the purpose. Far to often these pages are not updated either, so you reach for the crossword over breakfast and it’s an old one. Small issue maybe, but enough to sour the experience. Forgivable if content was free, but when you pay a subscription, that’s pretty ordinary.

Terry & Kathy ,


In this information-laden world, the Average Joe, is confronted from news and views from genuine as well as many suspicious quarters. So we need to be able to turn to the OZ, when we can read opinions from professional writers from different political & cultural comfort zones. Also from readers who are confident, articulate as well as intelligent to offer sometimes sound, sometimes funny, sometimes silly commentary on articles & opinions. It is a very robust journal, my family love it. Family & friends are often in lively debate rising from an OZ article. Keep on, keeping us thinking, reflecting & debating, keeping our neurones firing. Of course the digital version is the icing on the paper cake. Miss Bill Leak though. So it is so wonderful to enjoy Johannes’ clever and apt drawings and messages and it so very uncanny that his cartoons while individual, have his Father’s stamp all over them. Thank so much The Oz Kathleen Layton

Was good. Not now. ,

Poorer Functionality.

Poorer functionality than we used to get going to the Australian site online without an app.

It’s also slower. Why have an app at all if it provides less?

And this app which now we’re forced to use to be able to comment provides so much less.

There seems to have been very little quality control over the design process. Like there is with moderation at The Australian.

Today I tried to comment on a story in the Australian and the new version of the App took me to the Times in the UK and asked me to pay. I’m already subscribing to The Australian so I can comment.

This App needs to go back to the drawing board. Quite obviously it’s been inadequately system tested before release and the design in the first place is probably poor too.

The Australian is a quality newspaper. This poorly designed and poorly tested app is letting a good media outlet down. Low quality moderation at the Australian also lets an otherwise good media outlet down.

Withdraw it and do the job properly. And in the meantime allow paying subscribers to comment by simply going to the site with a browser like we’ve been able to do before this shoddy version of the App was introduced.

App Privacy

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