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

Taylah Tahi has not been seen since she was dropped off at the Pakenham Railway Station before school on Wednesday 25 March.
Concern for missing teen
POLICE are searching for a 15-year-old Pakenham girl who has been missing for almost a week. Taylah Tahi, who goes by the name of ‘Turtle’ was... Read More »
Carol Friday, and her son Greig, perished in last week's plane crash in the French Alps that claimed the lives of all 150 passengers and crew on board the Germanwings flight. Carol worked as a registered nurse for the City of Casey.
Air crash tributes
Messages of condolence for victim of airliner disaster… Tributes have flowed in to the News for the Casey nurse who died in last week’s pl... Read More »
Firefighters use foam to douse a tree on Pine Avenue, Badger Creek, this afternoon. 136808 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM
Firies called to runaway burn-off
CATASTROPHE was narrowly avoided this afternoon, when a burn-off in Badger Creek took off and spread into nearby bushland. The fire began at about 3.2... Read More »
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Top model Erin
MOVE over Miranda Kerr, there’s a new girl on the block. Thirteen-year-old Killarney school girl Erin Lloyd has just taken the first major step ... Read More »
After 33 years as a teacher and principal throughout Melbourne's south-east, Fountain Gate Secondary College Principal Vicki Walters is walking into retirement with a smile on her face and a head full of cherished memories. 136708 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS
A class act
AFTER 33 years as a teacher and principal – 13 at the helm of Fountain Gate Secondary College – Vicki Walters is calling it a day. Tom... Read More »
Dannielle O'Brien, Charlee Taylor, Enya Jasinski, Georgia Edwards, Rebecca Williams, Gabbie Hill and Eloise Turner celebrate Harmony Day at Noosa District State High School.
Hands up for harmony
Dozens of students from Noosa District State High School plunged their hands into brightly coloured paint on Friday to celebrate cultural diversit... Read More »