The West Australian was first published in 1833 and is the no.1 metropolitan newspaper in WA. It is part of Seven West Media, the leading, listed national multi-platform media business based in Australia. The West Australian is a tabloid-format newspaper published Monday to Friday. In October 2010, West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited launched The Weekend West, which is published on Saturdays. Seven West Media was created through the acquisition of Seven Media Group by West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited (WAN) as approved by WAN shareholders on 11 April 2011.