The contributor’s name must appear with the article and contact information is recommended. If emailing, please use A4 page format with 1.5cm margins, 14 point font size and single spacing. Headings with a font of 18. Send as a Word or Pages format file to or post to The Bridge, PO Box 248 Balnarring VIC 3926 Ideally, file sizes no bigger than 1.5MB please.

Deadlines for submissions are as follows:

  • January 10th (February/March issue)
  • March 10th (April/May issue)
  • May 10th (June/July issue)
  • July 10th (August/September issue)
  • September 10th (October/November issue)
  • November 10th (December/January issue)

Ad rates:  Our wonderful Hero Sponsors Bendigo Bank Balnarring and The Coast Real Esate are covering our costs and this is passed on to you, the community. For hero sponsor queries email

Our number of pages is limited so “first come, first served”.  Submissions for multiple months must be made each month unless otherwise agreed. Acronyms to be written in full at first mention followed by the acronym in brackets, e.g. “Community Centre (C.C.)”.

The primary focus of The Bridge is to promote free community events. Volunteer organisations are encouraged to submit up to one page per month and will not be charged. All entries that create income, including employment and housing, count as adverts. “What’s On” entries are Free with a paid advert, or a small fee applies for income-creating entries otherwise. Personal words from individuals are also free to enter. Businesses holding events, workshops, etc. in the coming months are encouraged to contribute.  Content that speaks negatively of any individual or group will not be published. Groups should comment on their own activities only, unless in appreciation. The editorial review team reserve the right to edit and/or refuse contributions where necessary.  Copyright on images used remains the responsibility of the contributor, and photographers must be credited.