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. In September 2016 Star launched the Bellarine Voice publication.

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 and Journal as well as South East Real Estate and speciality publications.

Top Stories from Star Community

Absence out of character
A 23-year-old Cranbourne East woman has been missing for over a week and police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate her. Roqaiya Haidar... Read More »
Multiple charges for drink driver
A suspended learner driver from Noble Park was speeding while drunk in Melton, police allege. Melton Highway Patrol officers impounded the 22-year-old... Read More »
Up the truckin’ ranks
Casey Stewart has grown up around trucks. Her father drove trucks, her grandfather drove trucks, she and her brother would compete to be the first to ... Read More »
Ralphe Goode’s name lives on
THE contribution of Ralph Goode, OBE, to his country and to his home town of Lilydale, will be enshrined in history with a proposal to name the main s... Read More »
Rains welcomed
Some good falls of rain were recorded overnight on Sunday across the region, with Killarney and the range recording the biggest downpours, including 2... Read More »
Bushfire arson campaign launch
Crime Stoppers launched its bushfire arson awareness campaign in Lilydale Lake on Monday 13 February, urging locals to report unsafe behaviour. Repres... Read More »
Comedy of life and death
Following a highly successful tour of Canada and the UK in 2016, the multi-award winning musical comedy, The Orchid and the Crow, is set to weave its ... Read More »
Road closure warning
Noosa Council will close one lane of Walter Hay Drive today (Friday) from 3.30pm as Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) officers will be on ... Read More »
Express plan to speed up ‘1958’ train travel
Transport advocates want express Geelong-Melbourne trains to shave up to 21 minutes off commuter trips. Local commuters should have the choice of 50-m... Read More »