Australasia's home for timber news and information

About Us

Our aim is to produce complete, informative and quality industry publications, which focus on industry news, views, research and development and solution outcomes; offer a quality medium through exceptional service; and provide an effective advertising service.

Commitment: Ryan Media Pty Ltd as a division of Provincial Press Group, is proud of its commitment to our clients and readers. The company is the major publisher to the Australian and New Zealand forests, timber and olive industries. Ryan Media Pty Ltd has built a reputation for quality publishing in both the print and electronic form for over 40 years.

Ryan Media is committed to the industry communities it serves, reflecting opinions, commerce, aspirations and industry standards and helping to grow the businesses of its many advertisers. The company is also committed to regional development and promotion and identity of products covered. We publish award-winning, quality publications, offering advertisers cost-effective and positive options to reach their target markets. Importantly, our people are committed and ready to offer readers and advertisers exemplary service.

Publications: Ryan Media produces the forest and timber industry’s longest-running magazines, Australian Forests & Timber News and Australasian Timber Magazine. It also publishes Australian Forests & Timber Directory ONLINE, The Australian & New Zealand Olivegrower & Processor, Australian and New Zealand Olive Industry Directory and Australasian Farmers’ & Dealers’ Journal.

Operations: Ryan Media is a family-owned specialist industry news and information company based in Adelaide, South Australia. We also have Victorian offices in Surrey Hills, Victoria, Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Mansfield in north east Victoria, and Healesville in the Yarra Valley.

Internet: Ryan Media powers the industry portal websites timberbiz.com.au, olivebiz.com.au and afdj.com.au and publishes online newsletters Daily Timber News and Friday Olive Extracts.

Contract Publishing: Ryan Media acts as a contract publisher for a number of industry clients including AUSTimber. It can provide promotional material and exhibition previews for commercial and industry organisations.

Print Design Services: The Groups print design division provides high quality and creative design services to a range of rural industry clients including marketing material for conferences, seminars, newsletters and logo design.

History: Ryan Media as a division of Provincial Press Group, is part of a fourth generation family regional publishing company which dates back to regional newspapers operated by WT Higgins at Wangaratta in 1937. The Higgins family involvement continues with Edward Higgins who is CEO of the newspapers division. The Group employs over 90 staff in South Australia and Victoria.

Industry Support: Ryan Media is proud to be part of the Australian and New Zealand industries we publish to. We support organisation’s events and industry groups to ensure we are giving back to the industries of which we are an integral part. Sponsorship and media support are a part of our business aims. Our financial and media support enables industry organisations and events to gain maximum, promotion and publicity. In 2008 and 2012 the Australian Forests & Timber News was the official media partner for AusTimber.