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

Missing children spark search
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate 5 month old Bella, 2 year old Brayden and 11 year old Brooke James-Fielding. Bella, Brayden ... Read More »
Care for veterans and mates
Students were urged to care for their mates at a pre-Anzac Day service at Fountain Gate Secondary College. Among the long lists of dignitaries at the ... Read More »
Expo opens career path doors
The 2018 Casey Careers and Try a Trade Expo saw thousands of high school students from the South-East region poured through the gates of the Cranb... Read More »
Three random blazes
Greater Dandenong police are appealing for help to solve three deliberate fires set over two days. The first engulfed a tree in Burden Park, corne... Read More »
Bogut tells kids to aim high
“Never let anybody say that you cannot do something.” This was among the advice Basketball star Andrew Bogut shared with Doveton Colle... Read More »
Three ways to danger
“Terrifying”, “dangerous” and “a disaster” – these are the words being used to describe Pakenham’s most notorious intersection. Th... Read More »