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 and the Yarra Ranges region.

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.

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 107 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

Warriors suffer third quarter fade out
The Pakenham Warriors’ rocky form continued on the weekend with the Big V basketball Division 2 men’s side dropping both of its latest games &... Read More »
Just like spring – but cold
It was like a spring morning at the Woods Point Gun Club’s July competition, though a tad cold. This didn’t stop Rob Bevis in AA Grade, Kaylene Es... Read More »
Vigil for refugees
Emerald Community House hosted a well-attended vigil on Wednesday 19 July, as part of a nationwide movement aimed at highlighting the plight of asylum... Read More »
Jailed for murder
Rani’s killer gets 29 years for callous knife attacks… Christian Bain-Singh will spend at least 22 years in jail for murdering Doveton woman Rani ... Read More »
Drive to strive for goals
A Dandenong teen has won a national disability award. Mark Alvares accepted the Samantha Sophia Ramsey Memorial Award at the Dandenong Civic Centre on... Read More »
Woman injured in crash
A woman in her sixties has been taken to hospital with possible head injuries following a car crash in Berwick on Friday 28 July. Emergency services w... Read More »
Maloney seals the deal
Star forward Daniel Maloney’s brilliant 10-goal haul helped Ocean Grove cruise to an 80-point victory over Portarlington at Ron Evans Oval on 22 Jul... 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 »
Double take
A Deakin University multi-campus exhibition is set to puzzle patrons when it combines art with scientific enquiry in Geelong next month. The show, Art... Read More »