The Swiss Review magazine is published by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). It appears six times per year in German, French, English and Spanish in 14 regional editions. The magazine is published both in printed form and as an online version. It has a total circulation of 464,000, including 291,000 electronic copies. The circulation in Oceania is 22,600 – 14,800 of which are electronic copies.
Whether on paper or on a screen, the content of the Swiss Review is always identical
Free and automatic delivery
All Swiss Abroad who are registered with a Swiss representation receive the magazine free of charge. Its purpose is to provide them with information about Switzerland and keeping them up-to-date about Swiss current affairs. It reports politically neutral on issues that are of interest to Swiss Abroad. Special emphasis is given to politics and government information and announcements, enabling Swiss citizens living abroad to exercise their voting rights in a responsible and informed manner and strengthens their ties with the home country.
Regional News Oceania
Eight pages of regional news are included in four out of the six issues that appear per year. The Regional News Oceania focuses on the activities of the local community and on providing CSA/OSA and consular information. It is distributed to all Swiss Abroad households registered with the consular authorities in Australia and New Zealand. This also includes Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Nauru and Tonga.
The schedule for 2023/24 is as follows:
6/23 - December
1/24 - January
2/24 - March
3/24 - May
4/24 - July
5/24 - October
6/24 - December
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no regional issue
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Editorial contributions and advertising from the community are always welcome. Please contact CSA member, Roland Isler who is the regional editor for the Regional News Oceania.
Managing your subscription
Your consular representation is responsible for all subscription matters. The editorial team does not have access to your address or administrative details. Therefore, any issue/request should be addressed to the Swiss Embassy of Switzerland in Wellington or to the Consulate General in Sydney, depending on where you are domiciled/registered.
IMPORTANT: To ensure that delivery runs smoothly, please inform your consular representation immediately of any change of address (postal or email).
Online instead of printed
Since 2010, the Swiss Review has been delivered as an online edition as standard. This means that anyone whose email address is registered with a Swiss representation will receive the magazine by email unless they have expressly registered for the printed version.
COVID-19 pandemic years had impacted greatly on the postal service resulting in enormous delays in the delivery of the printed hard copy. Even now, delays are considerable. We encourage those who currently receive the printed edition to switch to the electronic version. Printing and postage are huge expenditure items and shipping is not always the most ecologically sensible option. Apart from saving cost and doing the right thing by the environment, switching to online also means you will receive the magazine on time and have access to all content at any time and from any location.
The current issue and many years of archived editions of the Swiss Review as well as the Regional News Oceania part of the magazine are available to view or download on the OSA website (click on the Swiss Review tab on the top of the page), or get the Swiss Review app for your smartphone or tablet.