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

Pictures show diversity
FRIDAY 25 November saw the opening of the Celebrate Diversity and Culture in Cranbourne photo exhibition and the announcement of the competition winne... Read More »
What’s on this weekend
STUCK for something to do this weekend? Here’s what’s on around our glorious region… Warwick Railway markets When: Saturday December 3, 8am ... Read More »
Kids have firey answers
‘CHECK Your Chances’ is a winning catch-phrase, and excellent advice, coming out of the inaugural Hillcrest CFA schools colouring competition. The... Read More »
Double Take
The rugged men of Geelong West’s former VFA team could provide the AFL with a history lesson in generating larger TV audiences, according to their a... Read More »
The new face of crime fighting
CARDINIA residents can expect more online engagement with their local police officers in the new year with the launch of the Cardinia Eyewatch Faceboo... Read More »
Nudes won’t stand for police cover-up
NUDE beach supporters will gather on Hastings Street tomorrow (Saturday, 3 December) to protest the alleged unfair treatment of naked bathers at A-Bay... Read More »
Drown-proofing our kids
POOLS, rivers, creeks and dams are all major risks for young children who don’t know how to swim, and that’s why learning to swim at an early age ... Read More »
Jack’s a triple-zero hero
A 10-YEAR-OLD Kallista boy has been deemed a community hero by Ambulance Victoria after he saved his mother’s life in August. Ambulance Victoria con... Read More »
Councillors gather for agreement
Springvale South now has an official cultural and worship precinct. At their Monday 28 November meeting, Greater Dandenong councillors supported adopt... Read More »