About Us



Portner Press is a Melbourne based business-to-business publisher that specialise in producing handbooks and other resources for Australian businesses.

Our aim is to take complex legal, financial and compliance information and edit it to produce publications that can be read, understood and actioned by a layperson – without the need to consult high priced lawyers, brokers or consultants.

Our publications include the Employment Law Practical Handbook; the OH&S Handbook, and a number of other business related products.  We also create products to simplify the day to day running of a business.

Portner Press’ products contain independent, unbiased material and all our writers and contributors are experts in their field – from safety specialists and employment lawyers to tax accountants, HR professionals and social media experts.



Portner Press customers are owners, directors or managers of small and medium sized companies (SMEs).  On a daily basis they deal with wide ranging management issues relating to finance, employees, workplace safety, marketing, etc.

We get them the right information, when they need it, whether it is through our printed or online resources , or via our email helpdesk services.



Portner Press Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agora Inc (USA), operating independently in Australia.

We have a number of Agora affiliates around the world – in the USA, the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, and India.

Agora has been operating for over 30 years and is the largest publisher of financial newsletters worldwide. They also publish material on many other topics such as health, business, lifestyle and self-improvement.

The Agora group also has a joint venture with Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG – a specialist German business-to-business publisher, whose publications and products focus on business, economics and finance.