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

Paying our respects
The flag fell to half-mast against a sky of heavy grey cloud at 6am, before the strains of a lone bagpiper rang out over the steady soaking rain. As s... Read More »
Mateship forged under fire
“The Queenslander saw and heard the loudest explosion he thinks he’s ever heard,” Jeff Casson told the Dandenong Anzac Day service. “It shook ... Read More »
Anzac Day in the Yarra Ranges 2017
Despite the wet weather and early start, community members braved the conditions across the Yarra Ranges and turned out in droves to pay tribute to th... Read More »
From Eastern Beach to Lara RSL and beyond, we will remember
Being a member of Parliament is an enormous privilege. From the people you meet to the change you can make, every day is a blessing. But for me, I thi... Read More »
Crowds gather in the cool Anzac dawn
Hundreds of people braved a cold and soggy morning in Cranbourne to pay their respects to past and present service people at Tuesday’s Anzac daw... Read More »
Diamond love has gone places
For Berwick husband and wife Bob and Jean Halley-Frame, it started with a blind date to the local “picture theatre” in England. Two years later, o... Read More »
Schools get tech savvy
Twenty local schools are set to partner with the new Yarra Ranges Tech School, which was officially opened at a special launch on Tuesday 18 April. In... Read More »
Giant zucchinis shared with relatives
An Endeavour Hills green thumb has grown gasp-worthy gourds. Antonio Maitino planted the near two metre-long zucchinis back in October after buying se... Read More »
Sailing the Baltic
Diane Read – Helloworld Highton I’D always wanted to visit Scandinavia, and the opportunity to “tick off” the magnificent cities of Os... Read More »