The voice of Postcode 3008

The first Docklands Community News edition was published in 2003. Since then we have grown at the same speed as the Docklands, looking to serve the community in the best way possible. In October 2009 we modified our name to be simply Docklands News.

Docklands News is printed monthly and 14,000 printed copies are distributed throughout the Docklands area as well as specific outlets in neighbouring suburbs. Docklands News was originally established by VicUrban, the Victorian Government's development agency, as a community building tool. Today, it is privately owned and operated by Sean Car.

It is our job to inform the community of events, news and changes that are evolving around the area. We are a trusted source of information for residents, workers and visitors within the Docklands. We are the voice of Docklands.

Owner/Editor - Sean Car.

Journalists - David Schout, Brendan Rees, Georgie Atkins, Jack Hayes (business).

Photography - Hanna Komissarova, Maria Vasileva, Ajay Vishanath, Marcela Lehocka

Production/Design - Amy Frost, Kate Fooke

Docklands News - Your community - Your newspaper

Meet Our Team

Sean Car

Sean Car | Owner & Editor

Sean has worked in the City of Melbourne reporting local news in Docklands, Southbank and the CBD for 10 years. He previously worked at WIN News in Shepparton as a broadcast journalist and operates a not-for-profit organisation working with communities in Malawi and Uganda. As a Melburnian and owner and managing editor at Hyperlocal News, he's passionate about community and the role local journalists play in fostering it. 


David Schout | Journalist

David has worked for Docklands News for more than five years and is a dedicated and passionate journalist. He has worked in the media both in Australia and abroad and has worked across a diverse range of publications including The Guardian, Herald Sun, Leader, ESPN and Wisden. From council affairs to local news and sport, he enjoys reporting about all things Docklands.


Jack Hayes | Business Editor

Jack has worked for Hyperlocal News for four years and wears a number of hats as marketing and distribution manager, as well as business editor and journalist. With a background in journalism and marketing, Jack combines two strengths through his work at Hyperlocal News with a personable and professional character to match that is always well received in the local community. 


Brendan Rees | Journalist

Beginning in 2021, Brendan has actively contributed to all five publications, delving into many impactful stories. His passion centres on amplifying local narratives, giving community a voice. Brendan brings a wealth of experience in local media, with noteworthy roles at the Herald Sun, Star News Group, Dimboola Banner, and international exposure with the Ghanaian Times.



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