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

Armed men strike
Four men stole a mobile phone at gunpoint in Springvale. Police are investigating the armed robbery, which occurred on View Road just after 9.30pm on ... Read More »
Jason Wood to absorb bulk of Cardinia
 The bulk of Cardinia Shire appears set to be absorbed by La Trobe MP Jason Wood after another landmark ruling by the Electoral Commission fo... Read More »
Awards up for grabs
Five everyday heroes have been nominated by the City of Casey community for a new community recognition and grants program. Westfield Fountain Gate wi... Read More »
Parking row on Manna Row
 A planning oversight is allowing “overzealous” council officers to slug ratepayers with fines for parking in their own driveways. T... Read More »
Killer driver on ‘cocktail’ of drugs
A 21-year-old Narre Warren man who drove on the wrong side of Churchill Park Road, Lysterfield with several drugs in his system and killed an onco... Read More »
Fears for missing woman
 A 51-year-old Endeavour Hills woman is missing. Police are appealing for public help to find Leonie Schofield. She was last seen on Wednesday 13... Read More »