The Mercury has been Tasmania's leading source of news since 1854. The Mercury app continues that tradition - delivering to your device award-winning coverage of breaking news, politics, crime, business and opinion, AFL and other major sports, plus the digital replica of the printed paper and much more. It’s the best way to never miss the stories that matter in Hobart and Tasmania and it’s all right at your fingertips.

Download the Mercury’s new app for iPhone and iPad today!

Key features include:
Live and latest news – Get the news as it breaks 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
Notifications – Be the first to know when big stories break with instant news alerts
Today’s Paper – Read the paper anytime, anywhere with the digital replica of the paper, as it’s printed
Tassie Tastes – Celebrate our state's great food scene with this special digital-only section.
My News – Your own personal news feed. Tailor your news to get straight to the topics that matter to you
Live Sport Scores – Stay on the ball with AFL and NRL live sport scores and expert analysis
Share – Join the conversation and share your favourite stories via Facebook, Twitter or email
Daily puzzles – With new crosswords and Sudoku puzzles every day, there’s always something to keep your mind active

The Mercury app for iPhone and iPad is free to download and enjoy, however to access more simply subscribe for Member-only access.
Member-only access gives you full digital access to thousands of subscriber only stories, the digital replica of the paper, puzzles, comics and more of what you love.

Subscription is easy, either:

1) Subscribe through the app (via iTunes) to start your 30-day FREE trial; then subscriptions will automatically renew to $29.99 per month.

The subscription period will automatically renew unless turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account with the subscription price of $29.99 per month. You can manage your subscription any time from your iTunes account settings, this includes renewal options and cancellations.


2) Log in with an existing Mercury+ Membership

For our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please visit
Please note: This app supports iOS 9 and above.

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 7.30

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

gurneycamel ,

Backwards app

The old app which suited the tabloid format worked well. The “new improved version “ (not) may be OK but the today’s paper option has a major fault. It is impossible to read an article when there is some advertising insert or, as with the Sunday Tasmanian, the comic section is ruined by the Escape section. This was not the case before. I do like the newer clipping and sharing function but this fault detracts. The today’s paper aspect is important has a significant amount of information that’s unavailable in the headline grabbing part.

TassieRambler ,

So frustrating …

Been a subscriber for over a year now and this is just getting more and more unreliable, particularly on weekends, when you go to read the paper and you get an error(0) error because the server is down or they haven’t uploaded it properly. Editing is also getting worse - they put an advert over half of the mid page spread earlier this week. Very close to giving up.

MDee56 ,

App upgrade disappointing

Disappointing upgrade and once again over engineered. Change for change sake. Why create unnecessary controls to navigate the paper when it eats away at screen real estate? Two year olds can swipe and is natural. The biggest issue is the low resolution pictures. Can’t believe it. What a backward step. It’s obvious the printed edition is on the way out and this upgrade doesn’t make the digital version much of an option. Access to more attractive papers is just a click away these days. Good luck holding readership.

App Privacy

The developer, News Digital Media, 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

Data Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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