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

Double Take
City Hall and local health insurer GMHBA have joined forces to launch a new initiative to improve the fitness of Geelong office workers. The 10-week p... Read More »
Bears out there
IT WAS a teddy bears’ picnic at Rangebank Pre-School this week. Bears of all kinds accompanied the children to pre-school on Wednesday 22 June w... Read More »
Cash linked to election win
South East Community Links would receive an $18,000 boost under a Labor Federal Government. Hotham MP Clare O’Neil made the pledge at the Springvale... Read More »
Commuters hit by rail chaos
A TRESPASSER has halted City Loop trains on the Pakenham and Cranbourne line and commuters leaving the city have been advised to board trains from Fli... Read More »
Candidate backs Baranduda project
THE Baranduda Fields project has received further backing from Indi’s Nationals candidate Marty Corboy who has thrown his support behind Wodonga Cou... Read More »
Snow expected on icy blast
Winter coats are at the ready as an icy blast is expected to sweep the south-east coast of Queensland from tonight. Chilly temperatures, strong winds ... Read More »
Mighty Hawks step up to the crease
DRYSDALE Cricket Club commenced its Mighty Hawks starter junior cricket program in November. Up to 30 young enthusiastic cricketers – boys and g... Read More »
Grove gets a gun
OCEAN Grove’s hopes of climbing up the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association ladder received a massive boost with the signing of gun batsman Micha... Read More »
Let there be … snow!
THERE’S snow on Mount Donna Buang and Parks Victoria is putting snow seekers on standby to grab the toboggans and head up the mountain over the week... Read More »