About

Our newspaper

Starting out as a small, local newsletter in 1970, the Warrandyte Diary has grown to become a lively, monthly newspaper at the heart and soul of the Warrandyte community in north-east Melbourne.

Affectionately known by its contributors and locals as the Diary, the newspaper has maintained its strong community character over the years, documenting greater Warrandyte region’s tragedies, triumphs and hidden stories.

Our reporters break local news and cover North Warrandyte, South Warrandyte, Park Orchards, Wonga Park, Warranwood, Kangaroo Ground and Research.

Loved for its regular columns, features, cartoons and sports updates, the Diary strives to tell the inspiring and entertaining stories of the locals who make Warrandyte unique.

With a monthly circulation of 4000 and a fast-growing online readership with our digital edition, the Diary is mostly produced by local volunteers with one aim: to serve their community.

It fiercely guards its not-for-profit status and independent voice, carrying a strong editorial bias towards the people, environment and the character of the place it serves.

Our community

Warrandyte, with a population of around 8000 people, is situated on the Yarra river, some 27km from Melbourne’s CBD.

Warrandyte forms part of the City of Manningham, while North Warrandyte is included in the Shire of Nilllumbik.

Inhabited by the Wurundjeri people, Warrandyte became the home to a township and self-sustaining community after Frenchman, Louis Michel, made Victoria’s first official gold discovery in Warrandyte in 1851.

Although now a commuter suburb on Melbourne’s fringe, Warrandyte’s natural beauty, community spirit and sense of independence has been largely retained.

The Diary seeks to be the voice and true expression of that spirit.

History

Cliff Green is known as a local legend in Warrandyte and started up the Diary as an 11-page newsletter, smaller than an A4 sheet of paper, in 1970.

Cherie Moselen looks back with the screenwriter and recently retired Diary editor on his lustrous career… Read more

Our Team