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

500 more Stanthorpe homes and businesses will now be able to connect to the NBN.
Stanthorpe internet flies
TELSTRA has announced another allocation of the National Broadband Network (NBN) will now be available to homes and businesses across Stanthorpe, Wood... Read More »
Elena Sheldon with the honour roll recognising SLAC contributors from as far back as 1945. 143465 Picture: ROB CAREW
Centre looks back
ELENA Sheldon has watched countless people turn their lives around. She’s managed Springvale Learning and Activities Centre (SLAC) for 10 years. The... Read More »
Spring into spring
WHO among us doesn’t enjoy the wonders of spring? Not many, I wouldn’t have thought, unless you’re the Grinch or possibly even Oscar the Grouch.... Read More »
Victoria SES tweet shows  the Mount Feathertop Alpine Rescue distance details. 145430 Picture: TWITTER
Mountain top rescue
A 16-YEAR-OLD student has been rescued from Mount Feathertop while on a school excursion following a sprained ankle on Friday. The teenager was part o... Read More »
Natalia Abarzua taking a break from her stair climbing. 145060 Picture: ROB CAREW
Big steps towards better health
NATALIA Abarzua has had a complicated year and the Eureka Climb has helped her channel some of that energy into a positive pursuit for herself and the... Read More »
Casey student Andrew Leong with his dad Ni Tec Leong and Holt MP Anthony Byrne.
Smart move for Narre Warren researcher
A NARRE Warren student will soon be showcasing his smarts on the world stage. Andrew Leong, who recently completed a PhD at Monash University, has bee... Read More »