NewsXpress Newsagency – Tully

July 30, 2023


Business Overview
Established for over 50 years, NewsXpress Tully has been owned by the sellers for 17 years and presents an excellent opportunity for prospective buyers. The business has achieved impressive profits and success by offering a diverse range of products, including magazines, newspapers, giftware, toys, children’s books, stationery, souvenirs, homewares, and lottery. NewsXpress is Australia’s premier retail marketing group comprised of over 200 local, independent stores.

With two lottery tills and the latest Golden Casket fitout, NewsXpress Tully has strong revenue from lottery sales and is ranked #93 in Queensland. The business has the distinct advantage of being the only lottery agent from Innisfail to Cardwell.

A new owner will have the immediate benefit of a 2% increase to profitability through the increased commission rates offered by The Lott in July 2023. Taking this increase into consideration, the net profit to a single owner would be $170k+ pa and two owners could expect $240k+ net profit.

This is the perfect business for an owner-operator looking to leave the city and move to the beautiful Far North Queensland region. The new owner will not require specialist skills as full training can be provided.

Employees & Business Hours 
The sellers work a combined 25 – 30 hours per week and employ 3 casual seniors and 5 casual juniors. The current trading hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 7.30am – 12.30pm
  • Sunday: 7.30am – 12.00pm

Why You Should Buy NewsXpress Tully

  • Very well-established newsagency for 50+ years
  • No competition in the area from Innisfail to Cardwell
  • Two lotto tills and very strong lotto sales
  • Business has the latest Golden Casket fitout
  • The business is ranked #93 Lotto outlet in Queensland
  • Long term lease until 2037 with affordable rent
  • Very profitable – $170k+ for 1 owner or $240k+ for 2 owners
  • Great location on the main street of Tully with parking to the front door
  • Full training provided
  • Room to expand into tobacco sales and further increase the profitability

Business Price
NewsXpress Tully is being sold for $185,000 plus stock at valuation (estimated at $75,000).

Confidentiality Agreement
To receive a Sale Proposal, please complete our online Confidentiality Agreement form at

Business Broker
Susan Butler – 0419 905 463