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See sample job ads and pricing

This page is about advertising in newspapers and on websites other than Smart jobs and careers (to find out how to advertise effectively on Smart jobs, see Write a job advertisement).

1. Using a non-standard ad

You can prepare an ad that doesn't use the standard Queensland Government job ad template; however, if your ad is for the Courier Mail or Weekend Australian, you need to get approval from the Department of Premier and Cabinet to use your design.

If the ad is for a regional role and is only appearing in a regional paper, then you only need to get approvals from your agency.

If you do use a different banner, logo or photo, you must send this to QSS Recruitment as a JPG file.

See the metropolitan newspapers section below for examples of non-standard ads.

2. What to put in your ad

QSS will create your ad from the information you provide in the Request to hire and the Media options forms. There is no blank template for you to complete; just fill in the form/s and QSS Recruitment will do the rest!

3. Sample web ads and pricing

SEEK

Sample ad for SEEK website.

Pricing for a 30-day posting on the SEEK website as of September 2018 is as follows:

  • Regular job ad: $120.40 excl. GST + $25 excl. GST upload fee
  • Branded upgrade job ad: $185.40 excl. GST + $25 excl. GST upload fee
  • Premium job ad: Rate to be quoted at time of booking

Example pricing for other websites follows. These are samples of rates charged by these sites—not official rates.

4. Sample newspaper ads and pricing

Metropolitan newspapers

The Courier Mail

This non-standard 15cm, 2-column ad cost $1,507.50 as of May 2018.

The standard 10cm, 2-column ad shown below cost $823.80 as of April 2018

The Australian

This non-standard 10cm, 2-column ad cost $3,814.60 as of April 2018.

The agency provided the following to QSS in order to get the ad published as above (we have deleted personal details from the image below).

Regional newspapers

Mackay Daily Mercury

This standard 13cm, 2-column ad cost $429.52 as of March 2018.

Koori Mail

This standard 10cm, 2-column ad cost $263.60 as of April 2018.

Queensland Country life

This standard 13cm, 2-column ad cost $546.00 as of March 2018.