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, the Yarra Ranges region and the NSW/VIC Border towns of Albury Wodonga. 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 creating a three State network of community newspapers with a combined circulation of more than 650,000 copies per week. 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.

Throughout its more than 100 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, Journal, Mail, Independent, News Weekly and Free Times mastheads. Speciality publications in tourism, education, local guides and other magazine titles can found on Star Community.



Top Stories from Star Community

How the hub has grown
LIKE the region itself, the Casey Cardinia Business Hub has grown. Casey mayor Sam Aziz officially opened the hub’s second phase – a complex w... Read More »
‘Wishlist’ sorts region’s priorities
THE sewer for Allora and the Emu Swamp Dam top a list of ‘regional priorities’ given the thumbs up by Southern Downs Regional Council at its July ... Read More »
School is still growing strong
CHILDREN from St Patrick’s Primary School in Pakenham are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the school by planting a commemorative oak tree for N... Read More »
Some winter laughs
THE Parents and Friends group at Little Yarra Steiner have come up with an hilarious way to add a bit of fun to winter. Following the success of the i... Read More »
New-look boulevard dreams
THE Endeavour Hills town centre is set to take on a whole new life by September with $300,000 being poured into the first stage of the project. Casey ... Read More »
Trees face chop
THE Ocean Grove Community Association has expressed its concern for the town’s Grubb Road gateway, after a recent application to remove 150 trees. C... Read More »
Peace talks on shelter
THE fiercely debated future of the Emerald Bus Shelter may have reached its conclusion, with Cardinia Shire Council and Emerald Community House (ECH) ... Read More »
Tyres on the road to recycling
No one knows what happens to 60 per cent of Australia’s waste tyres. “They just disappear,” Clean Energy Group managing director Mike Loone said... Read More »
Double Take
A wind-power turbine atop Surf Coast Shire’s flashy headquarters is broken again. The cause? Wind damage. Apparently the device struggles with high ... Read More »