The Courier 4+


Rural Press Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Courier app brings together the best of your daily newspaper and its website to take your local news experience to another level.
As Ballarat's trusted voice, we keep you up to date seven days a week with news that’s important to our community.
Whether it's the breaking news you need to know from around the region or across the nation, the BFL, CHFL or other sporting results, in-depth analysis explaining the decisions and events affecting our lives, or incisive commentary, you will be the first to know using The Courier app.
The app is free to download, but you need to be a Courier digital subscriber to read articles. Features include:

- Access to breaking news updates 24 hours-a-day

- Browse the latest articles in the topics that interest you most

- Save articles to read later

- Alerts for breaking news and big stories

- Read a digital replica of the day's newspaper

- Play our daily interactive puzzles

Please note: This app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research or audience ratings services. Please see for more information.

What’s New

Version 3.3

Dark mode is now supported. Go to Settings>General to toggle it on or off.
Performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
772 Ratings

772 Ratings

Carlos fur baby mum ,

Ballarat courier

Wonderful to be able to read it online especially when you are unwell

I like reading good books ,

Update is not user friendly

My 86 year old mother has been reading the Ballarat Courier for several years now online and they have done an update which is really difficult to navigate. The format has changed which has a smaller typeface now which mother can’t read due to her vision loss.
She also has arthritis which means she is unable to use her fingers to zoom in closer as she has to use a stylus. Also the paper used to save what page you were up to automatically and it no longer does this.
She is very frustrated as she has been able to read the paper independently before and these changes have made it so she can no longer do this. If the format stays like this she will no longer be able to use the subscribe to your paper. Please change it back the way it was as I can see no benefit to the new changes for anyone, thank you.

Developer Response ,

Hi Subscriber,

Thank you for the feedback.

The new App is more refined and contact more content for our articles section.

As for the Todays Paper edition, you are still able to double tap to zoom into the section without using pinch and stretch motion.

A single tap will provide another cleaner looking layout of that article to read.

Please contact the support team on 1300 131 095, option 2 for further assistance

FantomCircuit ,

Better than the website, but still a poor experience

The scrolling isn’t quite as janky as the web version with all the ads loading in, but it’s still far from smooth.

The splash screen logo that appears every time I open or switch to the app is unecessary and very annoying.

Swiping back from an article will show one or sometimes two different articles before getting back to the main list. Not sure if this is intentional to increase page reads or if it’s a bug?

App Privacy

The developer, Rural Press Pty Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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