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.
Manningham & Nillumbik Bulletin
Beginning as a mid-month update in January 2020 (Warrandyte Diary Bulletin) to supplement the Warrandyte Diary. The Manningham & Nillumbik Bulletin (M&N Bulletin) has now grown into a monthly community publication serving the communities across both Manningham and Nillumbik. Built on the same principals as the Diary, and with a print run of 3,000, M&N Bulletin aims to keep the residents of Manningham and Nillumbik engaged and informed about art, culture, community sport, and important issues. It also exists to give the communities of Manningham and Nillumbik a voice so that they have a space to celebrate their achievements and to stand their ground when internal and external forces challenge their identity or local amenity.
The M&N Bulletin serves as a contribution to the historical record, so that in the decades that follow, our children and our grandchildren will be able to look back and see what was happening now, and what your community did about it.
With a strong, independent voice, the M&N Bulletin supports the communities of Warrandyte, North Warrandyte, South Warrandyte, Park Orchards, Wonga Park, Christmas Hills, Warranwood, North Ringwood, Kangaroo Ground, Panton Hill, Hurstbridge, St Andrews, Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek, Research, Eltham, Donvale, Doncaster, East Doncaster, Lower Templestowe, Templestowe, and any suburb, group, or community within our municipalities that needs a voice.
See our full editorial policy here
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.
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