Welcome to Star News Group – Connecting people and communities

Star News Group is an independent Australian family owned media company and leading provider operating across Melbourne, Dandenong, Geelong and the Yarra Ranges region.

In the Yarra Ranges Star News Group publish the Mail News Group titles.

In Queensland Star News Group publishes Noosa Today, which circulates to homes from Noosa Heads in the North to Coolum Beach in the South and Cooroy in the West.  Star also publishes the Southern Free Times in Warwick Queensland.

In Melbourne’s West Star jointly owns with Metro Media Publishing six titles under the masthead Star Weekly.

More recently Star News Group has acquired the Ocean Grove Voice, Drysdale Clifton Springs Voice in the Bellarine region and Voice on Pako publication in Geelong. In September 2016 Star launched the Bellarine Voice publication.

Throughout its more than 107 year history Star News Group has always connected with people and communities and is proud of its commitment to both clients and audience.

The local newspaper is the heart of the community. Star News Group has always been committed to the communities it serves; reflecting the opinions, lifestyles, aspirations, concerns and personalities of the community and helping to grow the businesses of its many advertisers.

Star News Group newspapers are exciting, fresh, quality publications, offering advertisers cost effective, ROI positive options to reach their target markets. Importantly, our people are committed and ready to offer advertisers and readers exemplary service in both print and online.

The Star Community portal at starcommunity.com.au presents the online content and epapers for Star, Gazette, News and Journal as well as South East Real Estate and speciality publications.


Top Stories from Star Community

Hot shot Preppies
Christmas came early this year for Prep children at Berwick Primary School, thanks to Tennis Australia’s ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Schools Partnerships p... Read More »
Legal lifeline for youth
A program keeping Dandenong youths out of jail appears to have been given a lifeline. The Journal reported on 21 April that Federal Government funding... Read More »
Diamond love has gone places
For Berwick husband and wife Bob and Jean Halley-Frame, it started with a blind date to the local “picture theatre” in England. Two years later, o... Read More »
Rock ‘rivals’ set the record straight
“Weekend warriors” of rock Absolutely ’80s will return to Geelong Friday, blinged-up and ready to roll. The band features an all-star line-u... Read More »
Preschool marks its gold
On Sunday 23 April Warburton Preschool celebrated its 50th birthday with past and present students and teachers coming together to mark the significan... Read More »
Schools get tech savvy
Twenty local schools are set to partner with the new Yarra Ranges Tech School, which was officially opened at a special launch on Tuesday 18 April. In... Read More »
Giant zucchinis shared with relatives
An Endeavour Hills green thumb has grown gasp-worthy gourds. Antonio Maitino planted the near two metre-long zucchinis back in October after buying se... Read More »
Sailing the Baltic
Diane Read – Helloworld Highton I’D always wanted to visit Scandinavia, and the opportunity to “tick off” the magnificent cities of Os... Read More »
Grubbers shine under lights
Ocean Grove bounced back from successive defeats and produced a clinical performance with its 97-point win over Newcomb under lights at Ray Menzies Ov... Read More »