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

Good brew for gut full of fatigue
It starts unappetisingly with a ‘symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast’ – or SCOBY – a mushroom-like mass that floats in a jar of br... Read More »
Evacuation Centre Information
An evacuation centre is now open on the Sunshine Coast should people require emergency shelter. Caloundra Indoor Stadium is the primary evacuation cen... Read More »
Canberra mission leaves PM ’clear’ on project list
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has a “clear and thorough understanding” of Geelong’s priority projects after meeting a delegation in Canberra, ... Read More »
Spreading their turf
Rivercrest Christian College students Dhaanwin, Kiara, Ashton and Georgia, with head-of-college Michelle Cafini, recently helped roll out the turf at ... Read More »
Big ideas in lots of little stories
The Memo will welcome Hannie Rayson to the stage on Wednesday 5 April – and she’s got some big stories to tell. The Melbourne award-winning pl... Read More »
Some flooding expected as Debbie rolls in
Heavy falls of rain have been recorded across the region this morning, Thursday, as ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to move southward. Heavier fa... Read More »
Teen charged after crash
Police charged a Doveton boy with motor vehicle theft and trespass following a series of incidents in the south-east. They arrested the 16-year-old in... Read More »
Samantha aims to inspire all women
“Once you exercise you never regret it.” That’s the very simple yet inspiring message from Pakenham mum and personal trainer Samantha Bond. The ... Read More »
Shower service is tapped into cash
A charity organisation based in the south-east that gives homeless people the opportunity for a hot shower has been awarded a grant to expand the size... Read More »