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

Emergency services crews carried the 80-year-old driver up the embankment after the crash. 138276 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM
Woman, 80, trapped in crash
A BUXTON woman has been taken away by ambulance after crashing down an embankment on the Black Spur this evening. The 80-year-old woman was driving to... Read More »
The Grand National Hurdle is one of three major jumps meets moved by Melbourne Racing Club from Sandown Racecourse after a decision to relocate winter races. 123797 Picture: JARROD POTTER
Races moved as Sandown takes break for track works
SANDOWN Racecourse is set to be extremely quiet this winter after Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) applied to Racing Victoria move all May-to-July race mee... Read More »
Sally Ritter-Whelan with some much-needed backpacks ready to be picked up.
Backpacks of love
SHOES, pyjamas, a blanket and a toothbrush are just some of the items thousands of children and teenagers placed in foster and emergency care don... Read More »
Police want to speak to these boys in relation to a phone theft incident at a pop-up store in Fountain Gate earlier this month.
Mobile phone theft probed
POLICE have released images of four boys they wish to speak to after a mobile phone was stolen from a pop-up kiosk at Fountain Gate earlier this month... Read More »
Another rally will be held in memory of Maddy Murphy-West this weekend, who was found dead in her Pakenham home in 2013.
Friends rally for Maddy’s son
A YEAR and a half since Maddison Murphy-West was found dead in her Pakenham home, a second rally will be held in her memory this weekend to raise ... Read More »
Sue Chamberlain and Ang Rita Sherpa. 138218_01
Our trekkers safe in Nepal
TWO Albury Wodonga residents trekking near Everest Base camp are reportedly safe and well following the 7.8 magnitude quake that devastated the Himala... Read More »
Aryana Rusmussen, 5, from Warwick will march in her first Anzac Day parade on Saturday. She is pictured at the Leslie Park Cenotaph. 138007 Picture: TERRY WEST
Bush to battle
TENS of thousands of people will march though major cities on Anzac Day but there is nothing more enduring than the legend of the region’s country s... Read More »