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.

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

This year's Berwick Show crowd was large. 134943 Picture: ROB CAREW
All roads lead to Beacy
THOUSANDS are expected to cram into Beaconsfield during a one-day epic event which has sparked crowd and traffic management concerns. Up to 8000 footy... Read More »
Not all businesses were winners as the city flocked to the Wodonga Gold Cup. Picture: ADAM WILSON
Cup holiday not a sure winner with business
THE Wodonga Gold Cup half-day public holiday has been met with mixed reactions by the city’s business community. Friday’s race meet marked the sec... Read More »
A possum found dead in Casey. 147835 Picture: BARRIE TAPP
Family shocked by animal cruelty
POSSUMS bleeding from the mouth with wounds similar to bullet holes are not an uncommon sight in Casey. Senior investigator at Animal Cruelty Hotline... Read More »
Susan Zhang, from Narre Warren, will be awarded the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award this weekend.
Teens confident after Gold Duke
A NARRE Warren and Berwick teenager are among just 75 young Victorians who will be awarded the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award this weekend. Narre Warren... Read More »
Celebrating their 2015 Corporate Challenge win, BarZup team members, from left: Geoff Stock, Jonny Heyward and Brad Chandler with Healesville Bowling Club's Charles Hort. 147767. Picture: KATH GANNAWAY
BarZup win Challenge – again
HEALESVILLE BOWLS HEALESVILLE Bowling Club’s Corporate Challenge has been won for a second year by the dynamic BarZup team. The success of the e... Read More »
CCTV of a male wanted over a Lynbrook servo holdup early on 27 November.
Machete gang raids servo
MASKED men wielding a machete and a pole while holding up a Lynbrook service station have been captured on CCTV footage. Dandenong Embona Taskforce de... Read More »