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

Dirt on cleaning contract cuts
School cleaners across Cardinia may soon be jobless following the State Government’s decision to slash their contracts next month. As of 1 ... Read More »
Expect delays on Thompsons Road
Sign detours will be in place on Thompsons Road in Cranbourne as road works go underway. Traffic will be closed in both directions between Marriott an... Read More »
Draining wait to end
Hallam and Hampton Park residents can have their say on “unsightly and underutilised” land. A Liberal Nationals State Government would run... Read More »
Cold night warms hearts
Bangholme students raised $23,000 to provide more than 240 homeless people with shelter. More than 60 students, alumni and staff braved cold temperatu... 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 »