ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Quarterly Journal Advertising Specifications

ACTCOSS publishes a quarterly journal, Update, in which organisations and individuals may place paid advertising relevant to the community sector.

Update is available to over 500 subscribers through our Weekly Community Sector eNotices, plus we email the journal directly to over 200 community organisation members and associate members, and community sector officials in ACT Government directorates. We also post hard copies to politicians (ACT MLAs, Federal Ministers and Senators). Additionally, hard copy journals are distributed at ACTCOSS events and training. The electronic version is hosted on the ACTCOSS website.

Ads appear on the journal’s inside pages. They may be up to one page long, but must follow the size guidelines outlined below. You may provide your own design, or provide the content elements and we will arrange a basic layout.


Content Deadlines

Edition Content Due Journal Distributed
Autumn 2nd week February March/April
Winter 2nd week May June/July
Spring 2nd week August September/October
Summer 2nd week November December

Advertising spaces are limited. Please request a quote and confirm it as soon as possible to secure your advertising space.


Sizes & Costs

Ad space Size Member Price Non-member Price
Quarter page

172mm x 60mm

82mm x 125mm

$25 $55
Half page

172mm x 125mm

82mm x 260mm

$40 $85
Full page 172mm x 260mm $60 $120

All prices include GST.

Pro-rata: We charge pro-rata for advertisements with heights other than those listed above. The width must conform to the journal’s columned layout (either 82mm wide or 172mm wide).

Advertisement design: Within the advertising space you may create your own design and provide ACTCOSS with an electronic version using the formats listed below. Alternatively, you may send us your text and a logo, and we will do a simple layout for you.

Acceptable file formats: PDF, EPS, PNG, JPEG.

Minimum resolution: 200dpi.

Colour: Full colour.


Requesting Advertising

Advertising space is limited. Please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your advertising space. Please phone or email through your advertising specifications, name, organisation’s name (if any), email address and invoicing address. 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 6202 7200

A quote will be sent to you via email. If you wish to proceed, please confirm the quote as soon as possible to secure your place in the journal.


Invoicing and Payment Methods

You will be sent an invoice for your advertisement after the journal has been distributed. The invoice will detail methods of payment, including cheque and direct deposit.