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. In September 2016 Star launched the Bellarine Voice publication.

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 and Journal as well as South East Real Estate and speciality publications.

Top Stories from Star Community

John smashes WGCA record
He can divide opinion as well as he can cut a cricket ball, but the fact remains that the highest individual score in the history of West Gippslan... Read More »
Now they can see they’re in a hot spot
Captain Andrew Swain and other members of the Devon Meadows CFA Leeann Lees, Jake Pringle, Rachel Ahchow, Shaun Adams, Peter Van de Laarschot, Phil Br... Read More »
There’s snow much to do
The 2017 Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Winter Festival, which held its official launch on Friday night, February 24, will take place over three winter-them... Read More »
CFA mentor balances books
Keith Ross has spent 40 years protecting lives and livelihoods in the Grovedale Fire Brigade, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. “When ... Read More »
Man punched, mobile stolen
Thieves punched a Noble Park man and stole his mobile phone just metres away from his home. Greater Dandenong CIU Senior Constable Riley Wesley said t... Read More »
Cold storage case: magistrate wants ‘progress’
A man has been accused of conning thousands of dollars from customers buying air-conditioners and commercial fridges in Cranbourne, Hampton Park and D... Read More »
Rain at last to bring down mercury
Monday’s rain finally broke a record 30 days of temperatures over 30 degrees. While the remainder of the week has brought some much-needed deluges t... Read More »
Out on a limb
A Hallam woman has reasons to be thankful after four fire tucks arrived on Coral Drive in Hallam to retrieve her from a tree. The woman climbed the tr... Read More »
They’re putting the ‘fun’ into fund-raisers
Great music for a great cause is the driving force behind two performances being held in the Dandenong Ranges this weekend, with two jazz fund-raisers... Read More »