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

The only market that welcomes you with a piper. 
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Handmade goods galore
ANOTHER successful Mount Evelyn Community market was held again over the weekend. Local craftspeople, artisans, cooks and traders set up stalls wh... Read More »
Ray Edwards and Simon Edwards with plans they intend to  put in place if their tender is successful. 141115_01
Cravan park upgrade
WARBURTON Caravan Park looks set for a major transformation. Simon Edwards and his father Ray Edwards detailed their plans to Yarra Ranges Council... Read More »
Dandenong forward Lucas Walker flies past the Bandits' battalion en route to a double-double. 141078 Pictures: JARROD POTTER
Rivalry plays out in last-second result
SEABL – ROUND 11 ONCE again, as has happened many times before, Dandenong and Albury-Wodonga took their SEABL encounter down to the wire. The Ra... Read More »
Murray MP Sharman Stone, Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss, and Indi MP Cathy McGowan meet to push for funds from Melbourne's East-West link to go into regional rail. 141152 Picture: CATHY McGOWAN'S OFFICE
MPs push for revamped rail link
CHANNELING funds from the abandoned East-West link project into upgrading the Albury to Melbourne rail service has been floated as an idea by two fede... Read More »
Aimie Clydesdale is off to Korea to represent Australia at the World University Games. 130928 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS
Ranger’s smart move
SWAPPING her notebook for the Australian playbook, Dandenong rising star guard Aimie Clydesdale is flying abroad to take on her next basketball assign... Read More »
Stephanie Lewis and Charlotte Muffatti are warming up for a mid-winter celebration of Christmas at The Cuckoo. 139814_01. Picture: ROB CAREW.

NOTE TO SUBS; This is a whole page feature and this is the only pic we have been able to source. Can you guys Christmas it up with some file pics or graphics please.
Festive July
CHRISTMAS in December for visitors to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is likely to be seafood and salad, great wines, and luscious desserts. But... Read More »
Casey coach Justin Plapp has been impressed with his side's off-field approach through the first half of the season. 137845 Picture: JARROD POTTER
Scorpions turning heads as position strengthens
NEW philosophies and a stronger resolve to prepare and recover properly have gelled together Melbourne and Casey better than ever before. Under first-... Read More »