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

Evie shaves the day
 It was just a normal school day for Evie Rook, before she was involved in February’s Officer hit and run. The eight-year-old was one o... Read More »
Children go on croc hunt
Some brave children set on a daring quest to find a large reptile in Cranbourne last week. Hosted by the City of Casey and now in its 10th year, t... Read More »
Bloodhounds reign supreme
Stamping itself as one of the great sides of the Dandenong District modern era, Mordialloc and its remarkable resolve once again lifted itself to prem... Read More »
Witness appeal to bus bashing
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight on a bus between Dandenong and Narre Warren. Endeavour Hills Police said the incident occurred about 4.3... Read More »
Narre Warren mum strikes it rich
 A Narre Warren woman plans to unshackle herself from the home mortgage after becoming an instant TattsLotto millionaire. The mother, who wis... Read More »
New school for Pakenham
A new secondary school will be built in Pakenham as the Victorian Government plans to spend nearly $240 million buying land for 14 new schools. Premie... Read More »