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

Disability privatisation a ‘shock’ for local workers
Protesters fighting privatisation of disability services greeted Premier Daniel Andrews at Torquay on Thursday. Disability workers gathered outside Pe... Read More »
John Dore with some of his old friends who have worked alongside him during his 45 years of service. 149738 Picture: ROB CAREW
Chilling out to celebrate
JOHN Dore was a nervous wreck during his job interview for a Pakenham food processing factory in 1971. He was so nervous that it was his father who di... Read More »
Chum Creek resident Ira Baker said she was called and threatened by phone scammers. 149767 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM
Alert out on phone tax scam
A CHUM Creek woman is calling on residents to report scam phone calls, after scammers pretending to be from the ATO demanded thousands from her last w... Read More »
Hidir Aydin smokes shisha at Cafe Asmara. 149764 Picture: GARY SISSONS.
Cafes pipe up
The heat’s on shisha cafe owners over smoking tradition… SHISHA cafe owners are in a fight with Greater Dandenong Council to keep their b... Read More »
Indi MP Cathy McGowen is calling for the government to consider mobile childcare services in the review on childcare funding. 149871 Picture: MONIQUE KUZEFF
Farm kids ‘overlooked’ in new care funding
ALTHOUGH the saying goes that ‘one size fits all’, it’s not always the case, according to Federal Indi MP Cathy McGowen. Farming families in... Read More »
Nothing of note in school approval process
A COUNCIL investigation into whether it failed to inform residents about the building proposal for an Islamic school in Doveton found there was no wro... Read More »
Teen charged over sexual assault
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested over an alleged daylight sexual assault in Narre Warren South last week. The Narre Warren South boy was arrested on Thu... Read More »
Loonee Tunes will bring along their unique musical style to local audiences.
Band gets better with age
AFTER racking up more miles than at any time during their 30-plus career history, favourite ska-pop exponents Loonee Tunes is set to hit Belgrave’s ... Read More »