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Minimum System Requirements

  1. Apple Macintosh or PC with P4 or equivalent processor.
  2. 512MB RAM (256MB, 384MB work less well).
  3. A modern web browser with Flash Player 9 or higher.
  4. Internet connection (broadband recommended).
  5. A screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher.
  6. The browser is JavaScript enabled.

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Subscribing to BRW

Billing & Payment

BRW connect

Managing My Account


Online Security


Contacting journalists

Advertising on


What is is brought to you by BRW. The site offers all the content from the magazine, plus additional, exclusive content available only online including commentaries from BRW's expert writers. Sections cover business, technology, property, innovation, mining and energy. It provides insights, stories and information on emerging companies, the highly sort after Rich series, and lists such as the Top 1000 Companies. Content is updated every weekday. In addition, 18 years of searchable archives of BRW articles are available. Full access to all content on is only available to BRW magazine print subscribers.

What are the various subscription options?

The subscription levels to choose from:

  • $235.00 for 1 year.
  • $423 for 2 years.
  • $18.80*# every 4 weeks.

For more information, go to

* monthly subscription continues until you tell us to stop.

# monthly subscriptions do not include the FREE gift.

Will I lose my benefit if I cancel my print subscription?

Yes. Your access to will cease when you cancel your print subscription to BRW.

Can I use my Fairfax Digital username and password to login to

No. You must register on separately, unless you have an account on In that case, you may use your username and password. Your username and password to Fairfax Digital will not give you access to However, to receive e-newsletters you will also need a Fairfax Digital membership:

My username keeps being rejected on the registration form, what’s wrong?

Your username must be 6 or more characters and have no spaces. If rejected, it may be that your username has been selected by another user. In this case, please try entering another username.

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Subscribing to BRW

How do I subscribe?

Subscribe to BRW at Payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or please contact Customer Service by:

I would like to purchase multiple BRW subscriptions.

For bulk orders of more than 10 subscriptions, please contact our Customer Service. Our Customer Service staff will contact you with the necessary information and processes for purchasing multiple subscriptions.

What is the difference between HTML and Text format for newsletters?

HTML email format displays both graphics and text, allowing for improved readability Most email systems enable this, however, some such as Hotmail and AOL don’t so you may need to select “Text” format. Some text version emails may not fit the URL on one line. If an error occurs when clicking on the link, please copy and paste the URL into your web address. To change the format of your Fairfax e-newsletters visit:

How do I cancel my subscription?

Please contact Customer Service by phone on 1800 032 577 or by sending an email to at anytime to cancel your subscription. Your access to will cease on the expiry date of your print subscription. Cancellations will only be accepted by telephone and email.

  • Freecall (within Australia):1800 032 577
  • Telephone: +61 3 9603 3844
  • Operating hours: Between 8.30am and 5pm
  • Facsimile: + 61 3 9603 3898
  • Email: Please ensure you include your name, surname, address and email address under which your account is registered.

Home delivery of BRW -to start or stop your magazine?

Please contact Customer Service on:

The registration form does not accept my personal details. What’s wrong?

Ensure that all mandatory fields marked with a red asterisk (*) have been completed. Your registration will not be processed until all required information has been completed. If you continue to encounter problems, please contact Customer Service.

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Billing & Payment

How do I pay for my monthly BRW subscription and how will I be billed?

Your BRW subscription auto-renews every 4 weeks, on your credit card. Your credit card will continue to be billed until you advise us that you would like to stop your subscription. Should you cancel your subscription, your access will expire on your next renewal date.

I don’t feel safe entering my personal details online.

Every effort is made to ensure that your transaction is secure and safe. Passwords and credit card details are transmitted in an encrypted form using industry standard 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your privacy. Information about how Fairfax Media handles your personal details is explained in our Privacy statement.

What if I don’t have a credit card?

It is possible to pay by cheque for your BRW subscription. Payment made by cheque must be for a 1-year or 2-year subscription to BRW. Cheques must be made payable to Fairfax Media and sent to:

Fairfax Business Media, Reply Paid 55, Melbourne, VIC 8060.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing once you have posted your cheque payment.

I would like a receipt for my subscription.

Tax Invoices are run automatically every week and customers should receive them within 2-3 weeks of their first magazine. For further enquiries, please contact Customer Service.

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BRW connect

What is BRW connect?

BRWconnect is our subscriber loyalty program. Several times throughout the year, we will send out various subscriber offers. It is only available to print subscribers of BRW.

Am I eligible for BRW connect?

If you are a direct Fairfax subscriber to the print version of BRW, you will receive complimentary access to and will receive our subscriber loyalty mailings known as BRWconnect.

Am I a direct subscriber?

If you have subscribed directly with Fairfax for BRW, you are a subscriber and will have a subscriber number. To become a Fairfax subscriber, see Subscribe. Alternatively, please contact Customer Service.

I’m a BRW subscriber, where do I find my subscriber number?

Your subscriber number is provided on all correspondence received from Fairfax Media. If you were previously registered as a BRW subscriber you would have received a letter in the post with your subscriber number, username and password. Alternatively, please contact Customer Service.

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Managing My Account

What is My Account?

My Account allows you to update your details, upgrade or change your subscription.

I’ve forgotten my password. How do I get access to

It is important to enter your email address correctly when you register with so that we can then email it to you when you have forgotten your password. Please select “Forgotten password?” under the login box.

How do I change my password?

Go to to log in with your existing username and password. Select “My Account” then select “My Details”. Enter your old password, then type in your new password, and then select “Confirm changes”. Use your new password the next time you log in.

How do I change my email address?

Go to to log in. Select “My Account” then select “My Details”. Delete your old email address then type in your new email address, then select “Confirm changes”. All communication shall be sent to your new email address.

How do I change my subscription option?

Please contact Customer Service on:

How do I subscribe/cancel Fairfax Digital e-newsletters?

Go to Newsletter page. Login with your Fairfax Digital username and password, and then select the newsletter/s you wish to subscribe, or deselect the newsletter you wish to unsubscribe from. Save your details. You must have a Fairfax Digital membership (free) to subscribe to the e-newsletters.

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What Archives are available with my subscription?

You are able to search all BRW archives going back to 1989. The archive includes only editorial content it excludes photographs, charts or tables.

Can I purchase photos that appeared in BRW ?

All photographs are updated daily and available on Fairfax Photos website ( Alternatively, you can email or call 1300 136 466.

Can I get a back copy of BRW ?

Back copies of BRW are available subject to availability. Please call Customer Service.

Fairfax also provides State Libraries with copies of our papers for use by the public. The libraries also archive publications on microfilm, CD-ROM and online. Limited research and document delivery services are also available for a nominal fee.

State Library of New South Wales

Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000 Tel: + 61 2 9273 1414 Fax: + 61 2 9273 1255


State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000 Tel: +61 3 8664 7000 Fax: +61 3 9639 3673


For other State Libraries, please check your local white pages. For more information on Fairfax CD-ROMS and Microfilm, please contact Fairfax Archives.

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Online Security

What Online Security precautions should I take?

At Fairfax, we take your online security very seriously. As such, we have prepared the following guidelines and information to help. For security reasons:

  • we will never ask you to enter your username, password or other details via an email. (phishing).
  • change your password regularly.
  • be wary of opportunities that seem ‘too good to be true’ when interacting with our site.
  • our sites do not endorse individual sellers or vendors.
  • report any suspicious activity to us immediately.
  • keep your computer up to date with anti-virus, firewall software and the latest patches.

If you’re concerned about online security in general, please visit one of the following useful websites for more detailed information on how you can protect yourself.


What to look out for and how to protect yourself

Australian High Tech Crime Centre:

The Australian Federal Police “e-Crime” policing strategy and how you can report a crime.


ASIC’s online information centre highlighting popular scams

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Can I put an article from on an intranet or on another website?

No. All content that appears in BRW or is copyright protected. No BRW or article, index of articles, navigation, logo, branding or advertising may be reproduced on a third party site or publication. When articles, data or photographs are credited to a source other than BRW it is most likely that the credited source holds rights in the material. Please contact the relevant party directly.

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Contacting journalists

How do I contact a journalist?

To email a journalist, please use the form on Contact Us.

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Advertising on

How do I advertise in

If you would like to find out more about advertising in, please contact:

Barry McGhee

Telephone: (02) 9282 2393 Fax: (02) 9282 1779 Email:

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