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

State award for selfless volunteers
Four nights a week the Cranbourne Food Truck is out feeding the needy – whether it’s rain, hail or shine. For their dedication in help... Read More »
A hole lot of fun
The Rotary Club of Bunyip-Garfield is gearing up for its annual golf day. Held on Wednesday 7 March at the Garfield Golf Club, the day promises a grea... Read More »
Pokies reform in the spotlight
I wanted to be a Greater Dandenong Councillor representative for the Alliance for Gambling Reform because it is an issue that I have been passiona... Read More »
100 not out
 “It feels like another day.” But Thursday 22 February was anything but for Kusum Pethiyagoda. She celebrated her 100th birthday ... Read More »
Masked men ‘target’ customer at tattoo-parlour shooting
A customer inside a Hampton Park tattoo parlour is believed to the victim of a targeted shooting involving two armed men wearing balaclavas on 22 ... Read More »
Paky’s broken links
A lack of footpaths and public transport has left Pakenham’s Bald Hill Road inaccessible to people with a disability, a local father argues.... Read More »