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

Parents push for another Paky high school
Pakenham parents are driving a campaign for a new government secondary school to be built adjacent to John Henry Primary. Local resident Pamela Fa... Read More »
Big problem for mini rider
 A miniature motorcycle rider has a large bill to pay to get the bike back from police. Greater Dandenong Highway Patrol members saw the 23-year-... Read More »
Search for missing teens in Cranbourne
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate two missing teenagers. Austin Hillas and Jaidyn Lee, both 18, were last seen leaving an addr... Read More »
Gun safe found at school
A gun safe has been located in a car-park at a Narre Warren North school overnight. Police have been told that a car reversed into the car park, dumpe... Read More »
Calling community stalwarts
 Nominations are open for an award celebrating longstanding community service in the South-East. The Juan Carlos Loyola Award is in its seventh y... Read More »
In the footsteps of the Anzacs
As the descendant of renowned Anzac author Patsy Adam-Smith, Pakenham schoolgirl Anna Whelan has always had an interest in Australia’s war history. ... Read More »