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

Sheppard saves the day
Berwick’s quest for the perfect season remains intact – but only just – after the Wickers kicked two late goals to sink a brave Doveton by four ... Read More »
It’s the last straw
Monbulk mother Sonja Leigh is on a mission to help out her beloved Dandenong Ranges, one plastic straw at a time. Ms Leigh said she had always been pa... Read More »
Woman trapped after crash
Paramedics treated four people, including three children, following a car and truck collision at Devon Meadows this afternoon. Paramedics were called ... Read More »
Hawks are the real deal
When Hallam defeated a star-studded Bentleigh to take out the inaugural Seymour Law Cup in the pre-season competition this year, there was an ominous ... Read More »
Art out in the cold
A Berwick-based artists’ group has been left out in the cold by Casey Council after its grant funding application rejected at the 11th hour. Cit... Read More »
Our firies join the fight
TWO Yarra Valley firefighters have flown to Canada as part of the 53-member Australian contingent fighting wildfires in British Columbia. Healesville ... Read More »
New president to bring youth and vitality
Jean Harrison is the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills’ first female president. “Five years ago when I joined there wasn’t any other women in the c... Read More »
Power bill struggles put strain on support agencies
Households that are unable to pay skyrocketing power bills are inundating Geelong welfare agencies. The Salvos reported almost 8000 applications for h... Read More »
Sam’s in food heaven
When you first meet Sam Goodwin it’s easy to see why Channel 10 chose him to be a contestant on MasterChef. The 25-year-old Ocean Grover is without ... Read More »