Welcome to Eastsider News

Your free digital newspaper 


Eastsider News reports to communities in the eastern part of Melbourne including the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse and adjoining areas from Kew to Croydon

 We aim to tell the interesting and important stories of your neighbourhoods, to keep residents informed about the events, activities and important issues happening in your area. 

We want to share information, celebrate talent and achievements, stimulate discussion and report on the many things that affect your everyday life.

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Our renowned resident chef is the marvelous Elizabeth Chong.  Many of our readers look forward to her regular column and tell us how much they enjoy cooking her recipes.  In our latest edition, Elizabeth has given us Chairman Mao’s Little Red Fish.  Thank you, Elizabeth for your tasty and easy recipes and please accept our apologies for our slip-up in omitting your name in the edition and misspelling it in our email alert.  Mea Culpa! 


The Rotary Satellite Club is disappointed to report that, due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 restrictions, they have decided to postpone the I AM SOMEONE Exhibition indefinitely.  I AM SOMEONE is an Australian based charity that raises funds to support young African children without family support.  The good news is you can still support I AM SOMEONE by sponsoring Brad on his fundraising bike ride now underway from Bendigo to Uluru.  Click here to learn more about the group and make a donation. 

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Whitehorse Excellence in Business Awards 2021

The Eastsider News team is head over heels at the news that we have been nominated for the Community Award Category of the 2021 Whitehorse Excellence in Business Awards

These awards are sponsored by the Whitehorse Business Group, a leading independent business networking group based in Box Hill.  Membership is drawn from the business community in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.  The group conducts a range of professional networking events and development workshops to assist its members help make connections and collaborate with like-minded professionals.