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

Empire live and really rockin’
Live, raw, young bands are now thumping the stage in Narre Warren. Carlo Paduano and James Slacik have launched R!OT Melbourne, bringing a monthly sho... Read More »
Mick left his mark on Rotary club
“The last few days have been tough, but the strength of our club’s shone through”. These were the words of outgoing president Mark Caulfield at ... Read More »
Healthy feet equal healthy life
Healthy feet are the foundations of a healthy life, says Geelong podiatrist Keshia Bolton. Keshia is determined to give Geelong locals the best foot c... Read More »
Feast after fast
Muslims all over the world celebrated the end of Ramadan on 24 June, and one local couple made certain that Ocean Grove didn’t miss out. Lynne Wilso... Read More »
Man exposed himself to child on bike trail
A man exposed himself to a father and his 10-year-old son on a Dandenong South bike trail. Police are appealing for public help to identify the man an... Read More »
Pakenham win the battle
Pakenham’s Big V basketball Youth League Division 2 men’s team recovered from a sluggish start to defeat Maccabi in a battle of the Warriors at ... Read More »
Hoseah born free to sing
Hoseah Partsch cried when he realised he’d miss the Dandenong High School house choral competition. It was a place in The Voice grand finale that ke... Read More »
Get on board for business advice
The Small Business Bus is on its way to Endeavour Hills. The free service will roll into town on Monday 17 July. Small business operators in the area ... Read More »
Mighty Hawks step up to the crease
DRYSDALE Cricket Club commenced its Mighty Hawks starter junior cricket program in November. Up to 30 young enthusiastic cricketers – boys and g... Read More »