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

Take care in the wet
THE Highway Patrol has urged drivers to take care on the roads following an increase in nose-to-tail crashes attended since the onset of wet weather t... Read More »
Drive-by shooting follows brick missile attack
SHOTS were fired at a Cranbourne West property after a brick was thrown at a window of the house just two weeks earlier. Occupants of the Copernicus C... Read More »
Coming to grips with the game
NOOSA DOLPHINS U6: Throughout the season, the U6 boys are continuing to learn and have come a long way from running in the wrong direction. Team playe... Read More »
Serious crash at The Slide
A FATHER and his daughter are currently in The Alfred hospital after a serious car crash near Dixons Creek over the weekend. Yarra Ranges Highway Patr... Read More »
Shadow justice for Clare O’Neil
Hotham MP Clare O’Neil has a new seat on the ALP front bench. She’ll look after the justice portfolio in the shadow ministry, Opposition Leader Bi... Read More »
It’s music to their ears
IT’S that time of the year again when about 4000 young competitors join at Albury Entertainment Centre for the annual Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod comp... Read More »
Home is where the heart is
LOCAL songwriters will come together next month to celebrate the history of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula through music and visual effects. ‘T... Read More »
Sailing the Baltic
Diane Read – Helloworld Highton I’D always wanted to visit Scandinavia, and the opportunity to “tick off” the magnificent cities of Os... Read More »