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

Dob in your roads
EILDON MP Cindy McLeish is asking local motorists to inform her about the worst road hazards in the region, as part of a new campaign to improve road ... Read More »
Garfield theatre green-light
PLANS are underway for the iconic Garfield Picture Theatre’s re-opening night, after the council granted a blanket permit to secure the venue’s co... Read More »
High hike gives others a lift
OCEAN Grove fire-fighter Adam Thompson is passionate about helping others. So passionate is the 34-year-old that he will climb 1504 stairs at the icon... Read More »
Kelly’s wins – and helps out
KELLY’S Motor Club Hotel in Cranbourne have won a national award for their gaming room and contributed money to a local community charity. The hotel... Read More »
Blue line of respect
NATIONAL Police Remembrance Day was observed in Warwick with a moving service at St Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday. Police and emergency service... Read More »
Family violence crime rise
Greater Dandenong has the fifth highest crime rate in the state, latest Crime Statistics Agency figures show. The Police Service Area (PSA) registered... Read More »
Help find mum and baby
POLICE are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing woman and her newborn baby who are known to frequent the Endeavour Hills and Noble Park ... Read More »
20% crime surge in Geelong puts more heat on Police Minister Neville
Geelong’s crime rate has lept by 20 per cent in a year, according to data released on Thursday. Offences jumped from 8460 to 10,190 per 100,000 resi... Read More »
Mighty Hawks step up to the crease
DRYSDALE Cricket Club commenced its Mighty Hawks starter junior cricket program in November. Up to 30 young enthusiastic cricketers – boys and g... Read More »