About Us

Covering our great region...

The Express is home delivered and distributed across our great far northern region including the major hinterland towns of Mareeba and Atherton. We distribute to more than 70 communities including remote cattle stations in Cape York. With a distribution of 11,000, you can be guaranteed to pick up an Express where ever your travels take you. Apart from being home delivered The Express is available through newsagents and numerous outlets, this coverage allows your message to get to a large and diverse audience. The secret is keeping it local. with this in mind The Express has become the paper locals prefer. Covering local issues, events, sport and the residents and families that make our region so great. 

We’re as local as you can get!




The Express Team



Carl Portella

Editor in Chief
Proudly local, Mareeba Express director Carl Portella has a passion for all things newspaper – your
news and your business. With more than 33 years’ experience in the media industry you know you
can rely on a local man with a passion for the local paper to set the news agenda.


Contact Carl

Phone: (07) 4092 3464 Fax: (07) 4092 6346 Mob: 0408 924 312
Email: carl@theexpressnewspaper.com.au



Natasha Srhoj

Advertising Account Manager
With more than 10 years advertising experience, Natasha is the accounts manger who will work
closely with you to help your business expand and your events succeed. Natasha will bring the
excitement back into your business. Locally born and bred her community knowledge is invaluable.


Contact Natasha

Phone 4092 3464 Fax: 4092 6346 Mob: 0401 344 899
Email: natasha@theexpressnewspaper.com.au




Natasha Burton

Administration Officer/ Classified Executive 
Natasha is your friendly first point of contact at The Express. Natasha is your go to person for the newspapers classified advertising, accounts, online and social network content, while providing invaluable support to the editorial team.


Contact Natasha

Phone: (07) 4092 3464 Fax: (07) 4092 6346
Email: admin@theexpressnewspaper.com.au