After a ground breaking 45 year run, Cosmopolitan magazine is winding up in Australia.

Publisher Bauer Media announced the decision to axe the legendary publication on Tuesday, with the final ever issue to be printed in December.

The American version will still be available to purchase here.

Bauer Media ANZ CEO Paul Dykzeul said:

“Today, Bauer Media announced the closure of the Cosmopolitan brand in Australia, with the December issue being the last. It has not been an easy decision to make, however, the commercial viability of the magazine in Australia is no longer sustainable.”

“Magazine closures are never easy, desirable or done without careful consideration for all of those involved. We have to ensure that we are continually reshaping and defining the business so that our readers of today, and those of tomorrow, remain engaged with the content we publish and the platforms upon which we deliver.”

“We are incredibly proud of the brand and the people who have been involved and represented over the last 45 years. It has helped to launch the careers of media personalities, supported great brands and causes, and inspired millions of young women across the country.”


“We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the brand and its legacy over the years.”

Previous editors-in-chief of Cosmopolitan include Mamamia founder Mia Freedman, I Quit Sugar’s Sarah Wilson and Bronwyn McCahon.

In 2016 Bauer also axed Dolly magazine after 46 years.