Every day, our team hits the streets and dedicates countless hours to sourcing, gathering, and making available millions of pieces of hyperlocal information.

From events and markets, to amenities and businesses, to tide reports and takeaway joints - we're placing the perfect local lifestyle at your fingertips.

It's not our work life, it's our life's work.

Localsearch is the brainchild of 4 mates, fed up with vague, out-of-date information on local businesses and communities. Looking for an alternative to broad phone books they created region-specific directories with actual local relevance. That was back in 1993. Fast forward over two decades, add in constant refinement, and today we're a data-rich, hyperlocal information company that also happens to make great search products.

In 2016, our 140+ employees and 80+ sales consultants assisted 12 million online search of 1.7 million regional Australian businesses via our mobile app and website. These searches were also backed by our 3 million local phone directories. And the best bit? We're 100% privately (and locally!) owned and growing. Meaning we truly understand - and wholeheartedly support - over 200 regional Aussie towns across QLD, NSW, the NT, and northeast VIC. With more coming soon.

Build Your Online Reputation

The aim of our game is to help you build and nurture your reputation online. We focus on optimising your business profile so your customers actively engage with you. Lead by your input, our SEO experts will create your Google, Yahoo!, and Bing friendly profile to make sure your business shows up where it counts.

Be At Your Customers' Fingertips

We've built the most up-to-date, comprehensive app to service 200+ regional Aussie towns. And to place the perfect local lifestyle at people's fingertips. Hundreds of thousands of people use the app to discover stacks of amazing events, more grassroots info than ever before, and amazing businesses like yours.

Profit From The Power Of Print

Compact and complete, our 3 million innovative directories are area-specific and chock-a-block full of local businesses. People also use them to find residential phone numbers, emergency info, parks and reserves, international dialing codes, up-to-date street maps, postcodes, community services, and government info.

Got questions about advertising, our style guide, additional services, sponsorships, or something else?

Great! We'd love to help. If the answer to your question isn't here, please call us on 1300 36 0867

ADVERTISING / ACCOUNTS

  • How much does it cost to advertise with Localsearch?
    • Your advertising investment with Localsearch depends on your individual businesses desires. You may want to focus on only one category, or you might like to profit from more than one. To have a chat about your advertising needs, call us on 1300 36 0867 and we'll be happy to help.
  • Can someone contact me about advertising with Localsearch?
  • I want to contact my sales consultant.
    • No worries. Please email us at [email protected] and we'll make sure your consultant gets in touch with you before the end of the next business day.
  • I want to renew my advertising.
    • That's great news! Please email us at [email protected] and we'll be in touch with you before the end of the next business day.
  • I have a questions about my payment and invoice.
    • For questions about any of the following:
      • Invoices
      • Paying by credit or debit card
      • Localsearch bank account details for payments
      Please call us on 1300 36 0867 and we'll be happy to help.

ARTWORK

  • How do I make sure my artwork is formatted properly?
    • To avoid hassles and back-and-forth emails or phone conversations, we created a Localsearch Style Guide to help you setup your artwork right the first time around.

      This guide explains the technical specifications and artwork supply requirements for directory advertisements. If you're supplying artwork through a design house or studio, please give them this guide. Download the Localsearch Style Guide.

      If you have any questions, please give us a call on 1300 36 0867.
  • Where do I send my artwork?
  • Will I get a copy of my advertising proof?
    • Of course, all Localsearch advertisers get a proof of their advertising before the directory goes to print.
  • How can I make changes to my ad?
    • Simply indicate the changes you'd like using your advertisement proof and email them to [email protected], fax them to (07) 5526 7775, or post them to: P.O. Box 3275, Robina Town Centre Qld, 4226.

LISTINGS

  • How do I get my details listed with Localsearch?
    • We're glad you're ready to access thousands of potential customers by listing your business with us. You can list with Localsearch any of the following ways:
      • Submit the relevant List Your Business form on our website.
      • Fill out the Listings Request form found at the front of a Localsearch directory and either fax or post the completed form to our office.
      • Call 1300 36 0867 and one of our team members will be happy to help.
  • How can I update my listing details?
    • Please give us a quick call on 1300 36 0867 and we'll take care of it for you.
  • How does Localsearch source information?
    • We pour a lot of manpower and time into creating the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and accurate search products for regional Australia. Combining a variety of sources, we make sure people find exactly what they're looking for. These sources include:
      • Public initiated data: Information submitted to us from the general public via email, web, phone, and mailed in requests.
      • Our clients: List of paid advertisers within our directories.
      • Field data: Business data collected, in person, by our staff. Our staff walk door to door gathering listing information about each business that is covered by our phone directories.
      • Our database: This contains over 1.7 million records and is constantly updated through access to various external public indexes.
      • Tele-Research: Data gathered by our call centre, which contacts businesses and residences in regular intervals to confirm their listings are kept up to date and as accurate as possible.

DEADLINES

  • What are the advertising deadlines?
    • Our directories are published at different times throughout the year. Please email us at [email protected] and we'll make sure your consultant gets in touch with you regarding the information you're after.
  • What are the deadlines for listings changes?
    • Our directories are published at different times throughout the year. Please email us at [email protected] and we'll make sure your consultant gets in touch with you regarding the information you're after.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Apart from my Localsearch listing, can you also build me a website?
    • You betcha! Our team of web development experts and professional designers are ready to help you craft your professional online presence with a website tailored to your business.

      We've got a big collection of industry-standard website design and hosting solutions, plus domain and email services, too. Visit https://lsweb.com.au/ to find out more.
  • Are there any other advertising options on Localsearch?
    • If you're looking for additional ways to boost your business on Localsearch, ask us about our Online Banner Advertising and our Mobile Banner Advertising. Both of these options give you an extra display for your business in your chosen category - acting like a second listing amongst your competitors. Email us at [email protected] and we'll be in touch with you before the end of the next business day.

SPONSORSHIPS

  • Do you offer sponsorships?
    • Every year, we proudly sponsor a variety of junior sports clubs throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. We also offer Localsearch Gazebos for community charity or junior sporting events. Visit https://sponsorships.localsearch.com.au/ to find out more.

DIRECTORIES

  • How are the directories distributed?
    • Our directories are delivered free to all businesses and residences within the directory coverage areas.
  • How do I get an extra copy of a directory?
    • Our directories are available in various IGA stores, or we can mail them out on request. Call 1300 36 0867 for more information.
  • When are the directories distributed?
    • Our directories are distributed at various times throughout the year. The following dates are a guide only, please keep in mind that distribution periods span two to three weeks. The following dates are not an indication of sales or printing deadlines.
      PublicationDate
      Alice Springs & Tennant CreekEnd of July
      BundabergMid May
      CairnsEnd of June
      Cassowary CoastTo Be Advised
      Coffs Harbour & GraftonMid September
      DarwinMid July
      Gold Coast SouthMid October
      GympieEnd of February
      Hervey BayTo Be Advised
      MackayStart of December
      MaitlandStart of August
      Mount IsaEnd of April
      NewcastleTo Be Advised
      Northern RiversEnd of September
      Port MacquarieEnd of March
      Port StephensMid February
      Rockhampton & GladstoneMid November
      Sunshine CoastEnd of October
      TablelandsEnd of September
      Taree & Forster-TuncurryEnd of May
      TownsvilleEnd of August
      Tweed CoastBeginning of October
  • Where do Localsearch maps come from?
    • Localsearch maps are produced specifically for our directories and are updated annually to ensure the maps are as current as possible. Information that may need updating on the street maps can be emailed to [email protected]. All suggestions for maps and street indexes will be checked before publication.
  • Does Localsearch provide a directory assistance service?
    • No, sorry. We don't provide a directory assistance service.

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

  • What operating systems does this website support?
    • Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Mac OSX 10.3.9 and higher. Linux Distributions are currently not supported.
  • Why is the website slow to load?
    • The Localsearch website was designed to be used by users with ADSL broadband connections of 512kbs or higher. If your computer is using a dial-up connection to access this website, it may slow performance.
  • Why do the Media Guides fail to load?
    • The Media Guides are PDF (Portable Document Format) files and require Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or higher to operate correctly. To download Adobe Acrobat click on this icon.
  • Why can't I see all of the screen on this website?
    • This website is best displayed with a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels. Check your display settings for screen resolution.