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

Hannah Scott celebrating Hallam's 2012 VWFL South East Division premiership victory. 85994 Picture: JARROD POTTER
Our favourites for the big clash
AFL WOMEN’S EXHIBITION MATCH MELBOURNE v WESTERN BULLDOGS SUNDAY 24 MAY, MCG, NOON WHEN the first bounce happens in this year’s AFL Women’s Exhi... Read More »
After three years of campaigning, 18-year-old Jake Downward was all smiles when he helped officially open the new Narre Warren Headspace facility on Friday. 138975 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS
Heads-up on a healthy start
THE Narre Warren Headspace was officially opened on Friday, after three years in the planning. The long-awaited Fountain Gate facility officially open... Read More »
George Perini, MP Steve Herbert, Mitsubishi's Simon Eastwell and VACC Vice President Tony Sanchez unveil the school's new Lancer for students to work on at today's event. 139384 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM
Students gear up for trade futures
STUDENTS from around the Yarra Valley will have better skills to enter the automotive industry, after $200,000 in parts were donated to Healesvill... Read More »
Federal Indi MP Cathy McGowan touring Wilson Transformers in Wodonga with general manager Jon Retford and Argentinian Ambassador Pedro Villagro Delgado.
Region’s making a name for itself
NORTH East Victoria’s profile as a manufacturing hub is set to receive a boost through a forum to showcase the region. While Federal Indi MP Cathy M... Read More »
Stacey's mother Deb Waters knows that her daughter would be greatly honoured by the planting of a tree in her name.
Tree tribute to a rare soul
A MACADAMIA native has been planted to honour Tewantin’s Stacey Mowle, following her tragic passing in March last year. The simple yet moving ceremo... Read More »
Andrew Bogut, pictured here with seven-year-old fan Noah on a visit back to Melbourne, has been named to the NBA All-Defensive second team of the year after excelling with the Golden State Warriors. 102168
Bogut’s at the top of his game
STILL shining after 10 years in the best league on the planet, Andrew Bogut’s defensive prowess has been reinforced by selection in the NBA All-Defe... Read More »
Warwick clothing retailers Joe and Jackie Coorey.
The two Joes
IT’S the tale of two Joes. Joe Hockey in Canberra wants small business owner Joe Coorey in Warwick to help get the country moving. As part of th... Read More »