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Keep track of the latest freelance rates being paid around the country, based on contributions provided by MEAA Media members.

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DateMedia CompanyPublication/Program/SiteRate Per WordRate Per PieceLengthNegotiable Y/N?Comments
2018/03/21NRLnrl.com.au500YesView
2018/02/26Audrey Journalaudreyjournal.com.au150NoView
2017/06/19Australian GovernmentDepartment of Agriculture and Water ResourcesYesView
2014/04/23AAPAAPNoView
2014/04/23ABCABC Science170400-600NoView
2014/04/23ABCABC Environment0.65170NoView
2014/04/24ABCRadio National450NoView
2014/04/23ABCABC Online170500NoView
2014/04/24ABCRadio National400NoView
2014/04/24ABCClassic FM300NoView
2018/06/05ABCABC TVNoView
2015/11/25Collective MagazineCollective4001,200NoView
2018/04/09Private MediaCrikey!200400-600YesView
2014/04/24CSIROCSIRO1500-1000NoView
2017/08/07Daily Mail AustraliaVideo editing200NoView
2017/06/14Edge Agency350500-800NoView
2014/03/26Express MediaVoiceworks1003000YesView
2014/04/23FairfaxCanberra Times150NoView
2014/02/20FairfaxAustralian Financial Review1NoView
2014/04/23FairfaxSydney Morning Herald400400-60NoView
2014/04/23FairfaxThe Age400400-600NoView
2014/04/23FairfaxBrisbane Courier400400-600NoView
2014/04/23FairfaxDaily Life400800NoView
2014/04/23FairfaxSydney Morning HeraldNoView
2015/11/24FairfaxDaily Life300YesView
2014/04/24FairfaxThe Good Food Guide80160NoView
2014/04/24FairfaxThe Sydney Morning Herald0.701200NoView
2014/04/23FairfaxThe Age0.802800-3000NoView
2017/06/05FairfaxThe Age0.70500NoView
2014/04/24FairfaxSydney Morning Herald0.75NoView
2014/04/23FairfaxThe Age (Food Section)500700-1000NoView
2017/06/14FairfaxWA TodayNoView
2014/04/23The Fifth EstateThe Fifth EstateNoView
2014/04/23Frankie PressSmith Journal Online15100YesView
2014/04/23Grains Research & Development CentreNoView
2016/07/25The Lifted BrowThe Lifted Brow150NoView
2014/04/23Mayne PublicationsWhat Tradies Want0.40NoView
2014/04/24The Medical ObserverThe Medical Observer0.70320YesView
2014/04/23National GeographicAustralian Geographic Magazine1NoView
2014/04/23National GeographicAustralian Geographic Website300500NoView
2014/04/24National Safety CouncilNational Safety Magazine0.7NoView
2017/04/06News CorpTravel (online)300up to 800 wordsNoView
2018/05/11News CorpSupplements (print and digital)00.75YesView
2014/03/26News CorpThe Weekend Australian0.70YesView
2015/11/25NewsLifeMediaGQ0.70NoView
2014/04/23ninemsnCosmopolitan0.75NoView
2015/11/25ninemsnCosmopolitan0.65NoView
2014/04/23ninemsnCosmopolitan0.70NoView
2014/04/23News CorpSunday StyleNoView
2014/04/23News CorpAdelaide Advertiser200400-600NoView
2014/04/23ninemsnDolly0.65NoView
2017/01/17Pan MacmillanPan Macmillan0.70YesView
2014/04/23ninemsnAustralian Women's Weekly0.65NoView
2014/04/23Right Angle StudioThe Thousands Sydney35200NoView
2016/12/21RudawRudaw English120700-1100YesView
2017/09/05StockheadDigital440YesView
2014/03/02Text PublishingGriffith Review1.25000YesView
2014/04/23Universal MagazinesDog's Life0.25YesView
2014/04/23Yahoo7Marie Claire1NoView
2017/08/15Yarra Ranges TourismDigitalYesView
2017/09/27SBSSBS Sexuality200YesView
2017/09/27SBSSBS Movies200YesView
2017/09/27Motion PublishingThe New Daily200Capped 500YesView
2017/09/27Urban ListUrban List100YesView
2017/09/27AtomMetro3002000 wordsYesView
2017/09/27Hardie Grant MediaFlourish/Venture310500YesView
2017/09/27News CorpStellar0.80YesView
2017/09/27SBSSBS Food250250 for intervieweesYesView
2017/09/27FairfaxExecutive Style0.60YesView
2017/09/27MMPThe Weekly Review0.70Usually 500YesView
2017/09/27Street Press AustraliaThe Music70Usually 700YesView
2017/09/27SBSSBS Life0.50500-800YesView
2017/09/27Hardie GrantCustom (AIPM, NGS etc)0.70YesView
2017/09/28SBSSBS Highlights200600-800NoView
2017/09/28PacificSubbing45YesView
2017/09/28News Corpnews.com.au500800YesView
2017/09/28FairfaxSunday Life500700YesView
2017/09/27CosmosCosmos Magazine0.60VariesYesView
2017/09/27AAASScience Mag1.4YesView
2017/09/28News CorpKidspot250YesView
2017/09/28MamamiaMamamia250YesView
2017/09/28Engage MediaContent agency0.70500YesView
2017/09/29Antelope Media content agencyVarious real estate agent clients150600YesView
2017/09/29Antelope Media content agencyMacquarie Bank400800YesView
2017/09/29NewsmodoAzep nasal spray250400YesView
2017/09/29Niche MediaArchitectural Review0.50400800YesView
2017/09/29Hardie GrantProject Manager0.70350500YesView
2017/09/29Engage MediaFor BOQ0.70350500YesView
2017/09/29Australian Book Review0.506001200YesView
2017/09/27FairfaxVarious0.65YesView
2017/09/27Paragon MediaTimber Trader0.5010002000YesView
2017/10/03Green PressTreadlie0.60800YesView
2017/10/03Messenger GroupCollective Hub4001000YesView
2017/10/03Tower MagazineUTS0.851500YesView
2017/10/03Outlook MagazineU Wollongong0.951000YesView
2017/09/27SBSSBS Food200250 for intervieweesYesView
2017/09/27Schwartz MediaThe Saturday Paper0.802000YesView
2017/09/27Schwartz MediaThe Monthly1YesView
2017/09/27FairfaxGood Weekend0.80YesView
2017/09/27News CorpQweekend0.70YesView
2017/09/27The New York TimesThe New York Times0.50YesView
2017/09/27The GuardianGuardian Australia0.60YesView
2016/08/01SBSSBS Life0.50800YesView
2017/09/27Medium RareQANTAS mag0.80YesView
2016/03/01MacmillanNature News1300YesView
2017/09/27FairfaxSpecial reports0.65YesView
2017/09/28Luxury Travel MediaLuxury Travel Magazine400800-1000NoView
2017/09/28BauerSubbing45YesView
2017/09/28Medium RareSubbing45YesView
2017/09/28GuardianGuardian210600YesView
2018/05/28News Corpnews.com.au500800YesView
2017/09/28Trafficrenovate0.50800YesView
2017/09/28The AustralianTravel & Indulgence0.701000YesView
2017/05/15Contently content agencyVarious banking clients1800YesView
2017/09/28FairfaxTraveller0.654001400YesView
2017/09/25Refraction Media science content agencyVarious guides etc0.60YesView
2017/09/25Filtered MediaVarious custom0.75YesView
2017/09/27MacmillanNature Index1500YesView
2017/09/27Nature Publishing GroupNature Medicine1.5~2500YesView
2018/06/18News CorpThe Australian0.70NoView
2018/06/18Limelight Arts MediaLimelight magazine050500NoView
2018/07/25News CorpHerald Sun (photos)0350NoView
2018/10/11News CorpHerald Sun0.50NoView
2018/10/11Fairfax MediaThe Sunday Age0.70NoView
2018/10/12AAPLeader (photography)0350NoView
2018/10/15News CorpThe Australian (photography)0400NoView
2018/10/15Fairfax MediaThe Australian Financial Review (photography)0250NoView
2018/10/15Citrus Media0700NoView
2018/10/15Citrus Media (photography)0600NoView
2018/12/10SBSSBS Guide Highlights0200per 600-800 word blog postNoView
2018/12/10Medium RareJones0.70YesView
2018/12/10Medium RareJones045NoView
2018/12/10Medium RareFoxtel040NoView
2018/12/10Medium RareVisit Canberra040NoView
2018/12/12Guardian Australia0220800 wordsNoView
2019/02/28Nine PublishingThe Sydney Morning Herald0227NoView