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 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 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

The former First Lady of East Timor Kirsty Sword Gusmao visited Casey last month to speak to the Friends of Ermera.
Education key to Timor upliftment
THE former First Lady of East Timor made a special visit to the City of Casey last month to speak to the Friends of Ermera and the local community. Me... Read More »
John, Ruth and Catherine Ewart admire the new signage. 143393 Picture: ROB CAREW
Down memory lanes
THE stories behind Dandenong’s laneway names are now on display for their visitors to see. Greater Dandenong Council launched interpretive signage i... Read More »
Vandals also tagged signage.
Police hope to tag graffiti vandals
POLICE are hunting vandals who targeted a Cranbourne bus stop. They believe about 10 youths struck at the South Gippsland Highway shelter, just north ... Read More »
Jayden Barry was banned for life by a tribunal on Tuesday night. 127741
Club to appeal junior player’s lifetime ban
A KOOWEERUP junior football player has been handed a lifetime suspension for an incident over the weekend he says was accidental. Jayden Barry was ban... Read More »
Footage of the students forming a ribbon on the sports court was captured on film.
New twist on pink ribbon event
MATER Christi College students last Tuesday joined forces to hold their breast cancer awareness day. In display of great compassion and teamwork, the ... Read More »
Fiona Sporish, Elisa Chapman, Yasmin Cohan, five-year-old Gabriel, Gembrook MP Brad Battin and Christie Goldus cut the ribbon to the new foyer at Pakenham Heights Kindergarten. 135993 Picture: KIM CARTMELL
Together for success
BUSINESSES providing essential health, education and wellbeing services were recognised for their success in the Casey-Cardinia Business Award nominat... Read More »
Pictured from left are Jesse Lewellin, Jamie Nelson, Tyson Truscott and Bonnie Jenkins, at their delicious stall.
Sweet way to help out
STUDENTS from Upper Yarra Secondary College have baked their way to help the RSPCA. The intermediate VCAL class decorated 160 incredibly delicious van... Read More »