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

Vacant house set alight
A vacant Lyndhurst property was destroyed after a blaze took control of the house on Saturday 23 September. Emergency services attended the Glasscocks... Read More »
Rock Majors bring the hits
Geelong band the Hollow Majors will keep the party rocking at the Sphinx after the AFL Grand Final with hits from the ’60s to now. Hollow Majors... Read More »
Car stolen while driver questioned by police
Police were left dumfounded when a vehicle with stolen numberplates was itself apparently stolen while officers were questioning the accused Avonsleig... Read More »
Animal lovers have a ball
From the shiniest coat to the waggiest tail, dogs, cats and all manner of animals and people celebrated spring and the opening of Animals Aid’s new ... Read More »
Grand final fever captured
Sports fans in the Yarra Ranges were buzzing with excitement over the weekend, with AFL Yarra Ranges grand final action at Yarra Glen proving to be an... Read More »
Game on for new-look Rangers
A vastly new look Dandenong Rangers outfit will roll onto the court in their opening round WNBL clash with Melbourne Boomers on 5 October, but coach L... Read More »
Walsh wins through
Ocean Grove local Sam Walsh played a key role in the Geelong Falcons first Under 18 TAC Cup premiership in 17 years on Sunday 24 September. The Falcon... 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 »
Performance discovers new lands
The whole James Cook Primary School community has been preparing to display its singing and dancing talent on the Drum Theatre stage. The Endeavour Hi... Read More »