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

Fund-raising is a wrap
MORE than $10,000 was raised last year through Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue’s (AWAR) gift-wrapping fund-raiser and this year AWDR secretary Danielle... Read More »
Women take the high road
THOUSANDS of bike riders are set to return to the Yarra Ranges in April 2017 for Bicycle Network’s second women-only ride, The Ascent. Held for the ... Read More »
‘Killer’ dust storm
Pollution hangs in the air… FEW dare to hang their washing outside at Glenora Way and Rowland Close, Hampton Park. For several years, residents ... Read More »
Feasting on Christmas
Far from their home land, Pakenham’s Sudanese residents are preparing to celebrate Christmas in traditional style with a fortnight of fervent singin... Read More »
Go looking for change or it will come looking for you
SEBN is urging Greater Dandenong’s business community to “be the change” next year. Manager Sandra George announced the 2017 theme for the netwo... Read More »
Geelong clicks as high-tech haven
Global tech company Tribal Group has announced a $1.17 million investment to establish its Asia Pacific headquarters in Geelong, which will create 50 ... Read More »
Will Brent’s hand go up?
FORMER National Farmers’ Federation president and Stanthorpe farming identity Brent Finlay won’t rule out standing as the next LNP candidate for S... Read More »
Car clean raiders’ wash-out
Police are seeking public assistance to locate two men involved in a burglary at a car wash on Hallam South Road, Hallam, on Wednesday 7 December. Abo... Read More »
All the Swans want for Christmas… is another win
ONE thing that is definitely on Santa’s wish-list for the Swans is another crucial victory right before Christmas. It seemed like the world was goin... Read More »