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

Long-time St Patrick's Primary School parent and grandparent Bev Hind, school principal Mick O'Brien, past student and principal Sister Kathleen O'Neill , past student and parish secretary Mary Craven and past student Joan Lewis with current students Sophie, Shawn, Keely and Ashreena outside the school's oldest building which dates back to the 1920s. 154527 Picture: GARY SISSONS.
Principal recalls life in the trenches
A FORMER Pakenham student, who went on to become her school’s principal, has told how she played in the school’s air raid trenches when she was a ... Read More »
Kids In Dangerous Situations (K.I.D.S.) members and volunteers gathered at the Noosa Heads Surf Club to raise funds and awareness. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
Small bodies, massive burns
FRIDAY 27 May 2016 is a date that will live in my memory forever. It was on this evening, on the verandah of the Noosa Surf Club, that along with a h... Read More »
Sophie Stephens was killed in the dune buggy accident in 2013. 105979 Picture: CONTRIBUTED
Dad’s appeal rejected
AN APPEAL against a three-year prison sentence for a father who killed his daughter in a dune buggy accident in Yarra Glen has been dismissed by the c... Read More »
Indi's first ever Liberal Democratic Party candidate Tim Quilty.  Picture: FACEBOOK
Quilty stands for liberty and choice
WODONGA resident Tim Quilty was announced on Friday as the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) candidate for the seat of Indi – making it the first t... Read More »
Stay-at-home dad Daniel, 35, with  Emmy, 36, Elijah, 2, and Isaac, 5, shortlisted for the Follow the Sun campaign
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Travelling length and breath of Australia for cancer
AN IT auditor from Cranbourne and her family have been shortlisted to participate in the Dometic Follow the Sun campaign. The Dometic Ambassadors will... Read More »