About Us

From humble beginnings in 2010, Ocean Road Magazine has become the premier Lifestyle Magazine in the region with its primary distribution stretching from Ballina/Byron Bay in the south to Sanctuary Cove in the north – and everywhere in between.

The secret to the ever growing success of Ocean Road Magazine has, and will always be, quality local content. The small yet dedicated team pride themselves on original stories; written, photographed and designed to showcase the spectacular region in a way no other publication in the region can rival. Award winning photographer, founder and Editor in Chief Brian Usher has used his love and passion for photography to set Ocean Road apart creating spectacular images setting a new benchmark right from the start.

The quality of the publication speaks for itself. Attracting celebrity contributors including Natalie Gruzlewski (Channel 9’s Getaway), Shelley Craft (The Block), Local Radio Superstar Sean Flanagan, Interior Designer and The Block contestant Carlene Duffy, World Ironman Champion Trevor Hendy and World ASP Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson, to name but a few, the content continues to grow in its depth of character.

The magazine’s commercial success is clearly demonstrated in the flourishing pages of high end advertisers. Ocean Road Magazine is committed to a relationship with its partners that goes far beyond simply offering advertising space. Headed by Joint Managing Director Dean McMurtrie, Ocean Road’s commercial partnerships deliver measureable results that exceeds all expectations. With Dean’s immense experience and expertise in the print media world, Ocean Road Magazine will continue to grow its business through dedicated partnerships.

Beyond our print media Ocean Road Magazine has a growing digital media presence. Designed to maximize reader numbers in the digital space Ocean Road Magazine has embraced the world of digital media with significant offerings in social media and online offerings with more to come.

Ocean Road Magazine has also identified the growing Chinese market on the Gold Coast and surrounding region. With increased numbers of Chinese tourists and investors coming to the region, Ocean Road Magazine has embraced this area and proudly producing the publication in Chinese. Initially in the digital space Ocean Road intends to have a printed version later in 2016 increasing its readership into the vast Chinese market.

Dedication to our client’s success and a focus on first-class editorial content which pushes boundaries is at the very heart of Ocean Road Magazine. We are dedicated to increasing our distribution to spread our message to a wider audience. We sincerely hope that you enjoy the next edition of Ocean Road Magazine as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you.


Brian Usher

0412 910 857
[email protected]
Joint Managing Director, Editor in Chief, Photographer

Melissa Usher

0414 656 655
[email protected]
Fashion & Beauty Editor

Dean McMurtie

0414 444 779
[email protected]
Joint Managing Director, General Manager & Sales Manager

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