Melbourne has a strong independent media sphere, including a number of subscriber funded radio stations. There are a number of paper based publications that are usually funded through advertising venue. Melbourne's art scene is a wonderful source of stories, inspiration and writers.
Archer - an independent journal of sexual diversity
Beat - local independent music news and gigs
Lifted Brow/Side Eye - local and international art and writings
InPress - local independent music news and gigs
3CR - 855 AM, "Community Radio", independent news and opinion
3MBS - 103.5 FM "MBS" - independent classical.
3PBS - 106.7 FM, "PBS" - independent music
3RPH - 1179 AM, "Radio for the Print Handicapped" - what it says on the tin.
3RRR - 102.7 FM, "Triple R" - independent music and news.
Channel 31 - Community Television