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. In September 2016 Star launched the Bellarine Voice publication.

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 and Journal as well as South East Real Estate and speciality publications.

Top Stories from Star Community

Arrested after smash
A 17-year-old boy from Cranbourne has been arrested while being treated at the Dandenong hospital, after allegedly smashing a stolen car into the back... Read More »
CFA says residents must measure up
As summer heats up, Badger Creek’s CFA volunteers have two important safety tips for the district. One of them involves residents measuring their dr... Read More »
Audi’s traction on tradition
While a tsunami of sports utility vehicles is well on its way to swamping passenger car markets around the world, some marques are offering a middle g... Read More »
’Knifeman’ arrested on freeway
An Emerald man has been arrested on the Monash Freeway following a series of incidents on Wednesday afternoon. Police were called to reports of man br... Read More »
Scottish play’s wicked plot
POLISH up the cauldron … because something wicked this way comes, thanks to The Other Theatre Company. The group has chosen Macbeth for this yea... Read More »
Another fire hits
Police have declared another emergency situation in Coolum this afternoon, due to a major fire that has restarted in vicinity of a water park in Coolu... Read More »
Captain’s knock for Cats
Local Cricket, by Jim Timberlake Geelong Cricket Club is staring down the barrel of yet another defeat when it resumes against Dandenong tomorrow. The... Read More »
Man left with serious head injuries
Police are seeking witnesses after a man was hospitalised when a brawl broke out at the Nikola Tesla Serbian Club in Doveton early on Christmas mornin... Read More »
Low score for playing sport
Residents in Greater Dandenong play less organised sport than any other municipality in Victoria, new figures show. Victoria University Associate Prof... Read More »