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

TV studio for school
Keysborough shoppers helped Emerson School to set up its own television studio. Parkmore Shopping Centre manager Olga Lekovic presented $2000 to Emers... Read More »
Divisions grow in AFL South East
Clubs in the South East Football Netball League will have to wait until 2019 before participating in a full divisional structure with the Nepean and P... Read More »
Sanctuary offers health, relaxation
A chronic fatigue diagnosis has provided a Barwon Heads-based spa owner with a renewed sense of business purpose. After time off work with the conditi... Read More »
Honour for the victims
Victims of crime – so often said to be the forgotten voices in criminal justice – are set to be honoured at a forum hosted by City of Case... Read More »
Car deposited in bank
A 27-year-old Hampton Park man escaped with minor injuries after he crashed a car into the front of a bank on 22 August. The Ford Falcon squeezed past... Read More »
World title win a $1m coup
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has won its bid to host the prestigious Fireball World Titles in 2022, bringing a potential $1 million to the city. Club ... Read More »
Swag of aerobics medals
Launching Place Primary School aerobics teams have won gold, silver and bronze in the Schoolaerobics National Championships held at the Gold Coast Con... Read More »
Basketball is fun for everyone
The Sherbrooke Basketball Association is gearing up for another season and there are now opportunities for both individuals and teams to get involved ... Read More »
Principal recalls his wonderful journey
John Hurley started his teaching career 55 years ago at a small school in the Strzelecki Ranges. He was 19 years old. There was no electricity, no pho... Read More »