Fairfax Media Limited is a Public Company that is ranked number 250 out of the top 2000 companies in Australia. The company generates the majority of its income from the Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing) in Australia industry.

In 2017 the company generated total revenue of $1,748,830,000 including sales and other revenue. In 2017 Fairfax Media Limited had 5122 employees in Australia including employees from all subsidiaries under the company's control.

The Chief Executive of Fairfax Media Limited is Mr Gregory Hywood whose official title is Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director. The Chairman of Fairfax Media Limited is Mr Nick Falloon whose official title is Non-Executive Chairman. 

Fairfax Media Limited operations are organised into the following seven business units:

  • Australian Metro Publishing - Metropolitan newspapers and digital media including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Australian Financial Review.
  • Australian Community Media - Rural and regional newspapers and digital media including The Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald, Launceston Examiner and Ballarat Courier.
  • Domain Group - Real estate media and services through domain.com.au and newspapers.
  • Digital Ventures - Online-focused operations include: Stan, Huffington Post Australia, RSVP, WeatherZone, Adzuna Australia, Healthshare and Allure Media.
  • Events - Coordination and management of food, business, health, sport and parenting events.
  • Fairfax New Zealand - New Zealand metropolitan, national and community newspapers and digital media including the news and entertainment site stuff.co.nz.
  • Macquarie Media Limited - Fairfax holds a 54.5% interest in ASX-listed Macquarie Radio Network which has radio licenses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.

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