Start the presses! Melbourne's beloved free newspaper mX is back at train stations

The special edition papers are all about celebrating the Rising winter arts festival

Ashleigh Hastings
Arts & Culture Editor
The front cover of Mx held up in front of the Yarra, with the city skyline in the background
Photograph: Ashleigh Hastings

The year 2015 marked a sad milestone for Melburnians, when the widely adored paper mX stopped being handed out at train stations each afternoon. The lighthearted rag was known for its fun sections like ‘For What It’s Worth’, ‘Street Style’ and ‘Here’s Looking at You’, the latter of which had us all imagining public transport meet-cutes fit for a romcom plot.

Alas, smartphones gradually took hold of our collective attention spans during the after-work commute, and mX became the stuff of memory – until now. That’s right, if you rock up to one of the city's main train stations from 3pm until 7pm today and tomorrow (June 5 and 6), you can grab a special edition of mX in the year of our lord, 2024. This certainly wasn't on our bingo cards for this year.

A person holds up an mX newspaper in front of Flinders Street Station, which is decorated with a Rising logo
Photograph: Supplied/Common State

It’s all part of a collaboration between Newscorp and Rising, Melbourne’s flagship winter arts festival, which kicked off it's line-up of more than 100 events last weekend. But sadly, the revival of mX will last for only two issues, the first of which was available from May 29-30 and the next one coming from June 5-6. We’re guessing the 60,000 issues will fly out the door pretty fast, so we’d recommend getting down to Southern Cross, Flinders Street or Melbourne Central early to secure your slice of nostalgia. 

Rising is taking over the city from June 1-16 with gigs, art installations, parties and so much more (many events are free, too). Read our guide to the best things to see and do at Rising for more.

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