The key activities of the Association include:
- Annual Excellence Awards and Conference
- Annual advertising training seminar
- Online Country Press Member Resource advertising sales training and library portal, with webinar lectures and hundreds of advertising ideas
- Along with other State Associations form part of Country Press Australia, providing professional HR and industrial support, award negotiations and information services, industry representation and lobbying.
- Affiliated with Australian Press Council, Australian Publishers Bureau and Regional Media Connect/VCPA national advertising representations services.
- Support and information for Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund
- Co-ordinating survey information and readership studies to further enhance the value of regional print and online publishers as the most trusted and reliable news and advertising media
- Access to the comprehensive NewsMediaWorks promotional and survey material
- Member newspaper exchange