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 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 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

Jan Gilchrist and Australian Superbike Champion and Casey resident Wayne Maxwell with the centre's new sign. 142128 Picture: GARY SISSONS
New VCAL hub is first class
CLOSE to two years in the making, Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre now has a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) hub for its gr... Read More »
Zhimei (Cat in the Hat) and Sune (a convict). 143629 Picture: ROB CAREW
One for the books as stories come to life
THE Cat in the Hat, Tin Tin and Mary Poppins were among a swag of storybook characters gathered at Chairo Christian School this morning. The school ho... Read More »
Jinny McGrath, right, with Margaret Ladner. 131587
Helpers plan merger
TWO Greater Dandenong lifelines are coming together to better help those in need. Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau (SCAAB) and Dandenong Com... Read More »
Readying for the Waddle and Saddle event this weekend at Killarney. Picture: KILLARNEY SHOW AND RODEO SOCIETY
What’s on this weekend?
THE Education Expo is on at Rose City, and Waddle and Saddle is on in Killarney over the weekend and as a result there will be road closures. It will ... Read More »
Woody Clark and Hercules the Alley Cat will be performing in Yarra Junction and Docklands this month. 143663 Picture: CONTRIBUTED
Woody turns it on
A WARBURTON performer will take on the big city later this month, bringing his unique children’s performances to Docklands as part of the Melbourne ... Read More »
Teen pleads guilty to terror charges
THE 16-YEAR-OLD British girl linked to another UK teen implicated in the foiled terror plot allegedly targeting Anzac Day services in Melbourne’s so... Read More »