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

Coaching coup for Kangaroos
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Killed in head-on crash
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Let the river run free
COUNCIL is asking residents and visitors to help keep Noosa River rubbish-free after staff cleaned up two fishing-related campsites. The staff removed... Read More »
Fishing is the lure which has taken businessman around the world
Fishing has taken Paul Worsteling around the world. “Fishing is not about fish,” he told the Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce Business Awards... Read More »
Cash for disadvantaged, chemical and fibre work
Separate injections of state and federal funding could put more than 500 people to work around Geelong. The state money would help “disadvantaged Vi... Read More »
Pictures on the wall
SILHOUETTED imagery and light wash will soon dance across the external facade of The Cube from a new Light Box Public Art Projection Project that will... Read More »
The house that Bob built
WHEN visiting Warburton, one of the must-see sights is the town’s sculpture house – a mammoth, ever-expanding artwork by local identity, Boing... Read More »
Onwards and upwards for Cavs
THE Casey Cavaliers are no strangers to achieving incredible things in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Stewart Baird’s Big V basketba... Read More »