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

Katelyn Humphris, Tara Leach and Georgia Spence enjoy the public holiday. 147761 Picture: ADAM WILSON
Racing colours and a dash of fashion
ALL eyes may have been on the track on Friday, but there was plenty of colour, fashions, and fun happening at the Wodonga and District Turf Club. The ... Read More »
Gembrook MP Brad Battin, Angelo D'Amelio and Councillor Brett Owen overlook the Monash Freeway. 122870 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS
Five lanes, more required
THE Beaconsfield man who got the ball rolling on a study into extra lanes on the Monash Freeway said he was pleased with last week’s widening announ... Read More »
Jane Judd, Roger Treen and Gayle Slater outside the Healesville's Memo Hall, where the meeting will be held on 10 December. 147692 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM
Hospital case study meet
HEALESVILLE residents are being urged to assess the future of hospital services in town, with the Save Healesville Hospital Action Group (SHHAG) set t... Read More »
Paul Cosentino at his studio in Hallam - where all the magic happens. 146932 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS
Spellbound with Cos tricks
TAKING the world by storm one magic trick at a time Paul Cosentino first started his love affair with mystery, illusion and escapology with books from... Read More »
John Laughton with his new medal proudly hanging around his neck. 147598 Pictures: ROB CAREW
Third time thanks for keeping the peace
JOHN Laughton never had to pull a trigger or launch a missile but for 219 days he sat in readiness on board a Naval ship on the South Korean coast lin... Read More »
The independent study revealed the festival injects over $1.1 million over 10 days. Picture: TERRY WEST
Jumpers and Jazz worth $1 million
AN independent review conducted and paid for by Tourism and Events Queensland has shown that Jumpers and Jazz 2015 injected over $1.1 million into the... Read More »