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 Newspaper 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 March 2014 Star News Group and Metro Media Publishing announced a joint business in Melbourne’s West and Northern Suburbs.  The new company, jointly owned by Star and MMP  publishes six titles under the masthead Star Weekly.

Throughout its 104 year history Star News Group has always connected with people and communities and is proud of its commitment to both clients and readers.

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, like Geelong Coast Magazine, Tourist News and Wedding Bells magazine can also be found there.



Top Stories from Star Community

Experienced trio Jack Allen, Sean Marchetti and David Main were superb for Cora Lynn against Buln Buln. 142548 Picture: RUSSELL BENNETT
Can the Cobras be tamed?
IT’S one thing to know how the Cobras play, or even how to beat them. But it’s another thing to actually be able to do it. So far this... Read More »
Fernando Bale continued his rank domination of Victorian greyhound racing on Thursday evening at Sandown Park. 142504 Picture: SUPPLIED
Something in the air alright… Fernando Bale
RAIN, hail or shine, Fernando Bale will prevail. That was the verdict at Sandown Park on Thursday evening after greyhound super star Fernando Bale cla... Read More »
Aimie Clydesdale savoured her first outing for the Australian Opals as the Dandenong basketball star continues to surge onwards and upwards in 2015. 142321 Pictures: GARY SISSONS
Clydesdale hits her stride
SOMETIMES reality can exceed even your wildest dreams. Earning an Australian Opals’ debut at her Dandenong Basketball Stadium home-court on Monday n... Read More »
Bronte Hutchison and her two biggest allies - Pip, left, and Polly - are rising through Victoria's equestrian ranks en route to the national championships. 142254 Picture: JARROD POTTER
Bronte’s star is on the rise
WHEN your first word is “pony”, chances are a life in the saddle is on the cards. Haileybury equestrian rising-star Bronte Hutchison has had horse... Read More »
Traffic was backed up on Hovell Street on Friday afternoon following the closure of Wodonga Place. 142533 Picture: ERIN SOMERVILLE
Crash brings traffic to a standstill
TRAFFIC has come to a standstill in South Albury this afternoon following a car crash in Wodonga Place. Police closed Wodonga Place to afternoon traff... Read More »
Amid much cheer and celebration at the station opening, CFA captain Shane Peacock cuts the celebratory cake.
Cheers as station opens doors
SILVAN CFA volunteers haven’t held back in celebrating the highly anticipated opening of the town’s new fire station. On an occasion that marked s... Read More »
Cara the foal, back at home. 142527 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM
Shared concern bring Cara home
CARA the missing foal has been returned home to an anxious owner, following a massive response from members of the public. The missing foal was return... Read More »
Michele Lecordier with Batman. 142405 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS
Batman is back – with a vengeance
BATMAN has returned to his relieved Berwick owners – after three months on the run. The Pomeranian vanished on 16 April while Michele Lecordier ... Read More »