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 Newspaper 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 March 2014 Star News Group and Metro Media Publishing announced a joint business in Melbourne’s West and Northern Suburbs.  The new company, jointly owned by Star and MMP  publishes six titles under the masthead Star Weekly.

Throughout its 104 year history Star News Group has always connected with people and communities and is proud of its commitment to both clients and readers.

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, like Geelong Coast Magazine, Tourist News and Wedding Bells magazine can also be found there.



Top Stories from Star Community

Tecoma Ambulance building site protest pays dividends. Front right is Andrew Macpherson, behind from left, Bill Brindle, Carol Allen, Jill Duke, Barbara Crisp, Cecilia Cheek, Lynne Lambert and Kate Gustke. Behind are David Taplin and Richard Lambert. Photo: ROB CAREW 135106_01
People power
Residents successfully protest against Tecoma Ambulance building site… HEALTH Minister Jill Hennessy will search for an alternative site to... Read More »
Celastina Diaz feeds kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary with help from Rotary's Graeme Dawson. Picture: KATHRYN BERMINGHAM
A life-saving visit
HEALESVILLE Sanctuary hosts many international visitors each year, but tourism wasn’t Celastina Diaz’s first reason for her visit to Australia... Read More »
Pat and Neil Smith of Noosa Springs pictured with Charlie say "no" to leashes at Sunshine Beach dog beach. Photos: Darryn Smith
Dogs get “ruff” treatment
LOCAL dog owners are furious with Noosa Council’s proposed new law that would ban dogs from being off-leash on the Sunshine Beach dog beach. Cur... Read More »
Nurel Toprak, Michelle Ball, and Anthony Ball about to embark on a kayak down the Murray River. 135462_01 Picture: ERIN SOMERVILLE
Need for speed a bit wet
SPEEDING jet-skis and boats around the popular Noreuil Park area are causing concern for Murray River users. Local residents worry speeding waterc... Read More »