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

Growth back in the black
The Victorian Government’s re-commitment to a “vital source of income” for the municipality has restored hope for future communi... Read More »
On the silver screen
All eyes will be on Dandenong at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Short film All These Creatures is among eight in competition for the Palme d̵... Read More »
Reward for stolen excavator
A tradie has been robbed of his livelihood after callous thieves allegedly took off with his excavator in Cranbourne North. The 36-year-old is off... Read More »
Honouring the Anzacs
 The Endeavour Hills War Memorial hosted an early Anzac Day service. The Dandenong Cranbourne RSL Sub-Branch event on Friday 20 April featured Ci... Read More »
Female attacked during park walk
 A young male with a backpack has allegedly sexually assaulted a female in a Berwick park, police say. The victim was approached by the male as s... 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 »