About Us




We see The Big Smoke company as a capital city for the 21st century. We’re all about cutting through the noises and mazes to have a distinctive cultural impact and connect people with things they’ll love.



Our aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. The pool of writers at The Big Smoke are generally not journalists, although some write for a living. We draw on some of the finest minds in the country – both young and old, emerging and famous. Our contributors come from all walks of life – comedians, barristers, students, politicians, business owners, academics – the list is almost endless.

We publish content that we may not agree with. We don’t censor, we provide a platform for debate. We cater towards discerning readers who want to access ideas differently.

We also launched in the United States in November, 2015.



 The Big Smoke aims to be the curator that cuts through the mazes and noises of the online world to connect people with brands that will bring them value, allowing them to shop, donate and discover like never before.

We showcase and advocate only for brands that we value personally, ensuring that people can always trust our taste and integrity. We are dedicated to forming only selective, meaningful and mutually satisfying relationships with a diverse and exciting assortment of businesses and charities.

One of the ways we do this is through our recently launched Emporium, your unique curated virtual marketplace.



 The Big Smoke is dedicated to promoting the arts, creatives, and entertainment because we know that if these things flourish, everyone else will too.

We work fervently to tailor our power in a way that connects people with the energy, vibrancy, and thrills of culture.



 The Big Smoke – Belleford Group Pty Ltd 

PO Box 286

Double Bay, NSW 1360


Founder and Publisher

Alexandra Tselios

TBS Advisory Board

Mark Kelly | Gretel Killeen | Mike Zeederberg


Mathew Mackie

editor @ thebigsmoke.com.au

Deputy Editor

Simon Dawes

Director of Advertising Development

Roger Pugh

Account Director

Amana Hart

Content Coordinators

Kate Turner

Victoria Cotman

Creative and Branded Content

Brandon Biddle

Bronte O’Brien

Political Analyst

Nicholas Harrington

Client Services Associate

Lyn Prostrero

lyn @ thebigsmoke.com.au

Social Media Manager

Marcella Tattersall

A percentage of our house advertising is represented by Tselios Media Group.

Website by: Abepe