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

From left, Cennaire, 15, business manager Tony Drummond , David, 15, and Phoebe, 14, with the new solar panels behind. 142126_03
Solar plan a national first
MOUNTAIN District Christian School has become the first school nationally to commit to a novel Planet Ark-driven renewable energies program. In a ... Read More »
From left, president Upper Yarra Legacy Bonnie Georgi, State vice- president RSL Major George Logan, Warb RSL president Jamie Thomas and past president Keith Thomas. 142157 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY
Seven decades of service
AS A survivor of Gallipoli and the Western Front in WWI, Warburton auctioneer Hebert Thomas, knew what awaited the returned service men and women ... Read More »
Man charged with firearms offences, 25 weapons seized
POLICE in the Riverina region have charged a man with serious firearms offences after he was allegedly found in possession of prohibited firearms. Abo... Read More »
Residents of Ahern Road say hoons regularly mount kerbs and leave marks. 142335_01
Hoons are all around
AHERN Road residents who say that hooning in the area is so bad they are being forced to sell their homes are not alone, with several other frustrated... Read More »
Judges Tom Parker Bowles and chef Scott Pickett arriving at Wings and Fins in Tooradin. 142343 Picture: Channel Nine
Hot seats on the Hotplate
TONIGHT (Tuesday) Tooradin’s famous fishy restaurant Wings and Fins will take to the screen for the first episode of Channel Nine’s new culina... Read More »
Jemal with patrons and volunteers at the centre last week.42177 Picture: ROB CAREW
The Eagles have landed
ALBANIAN Eagles Youth Centre is set to move to a bigger home after Greater Dandenong councillors voted down council planners’ parking concerns. At a... Read More »
Slipping and sliding through any obstacle in his TAC Cup debut, Brenton Wells showed he is a Stingray through and through. 142263 Pictures: JARROD POTTER
Wells digs deep in TAC Cup debut
“WHAT lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” This humble mantra, tattooed across the debuting D... Read More »