ABOUT - Star News Group

Star News Group is an independent Australian family owned media company and leading provider of media solutions.

In Melbourne’s south east Star publish the Berwick Star News, Pakenham Gazette, Pakenham Officer Star News, Cranbourne Star News, Dandenong Star Journal and Endeavour Hills Doveton Hallam Star Journal.

In the Yarra Valley, Upper Yarra Ranges, Knox and Lilydale areas in Victoria Star News Group publish six titles under the Star Mail brand including; Ferntree Gully Star Mail, Belgrave Star Mail, Lilydale Star Mail, Mount Evelyn Star Mail, Mountain Views Star Mail, Ranges Trader Star Mail Upper Yarra Star Mail and magazine titles Yarra Ranges Wedding Guide and the Tourist News.

In Melbourne’s West Star publishes six titles under the masthead Star Weekly including; Brimbank & Northwest Star Weekly, Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Star Weekly, Melton & Moorabool Star Weekly, Northern Star Weekly, Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Star Weekly, Wyndham Star Weekly. Star also publish the Geelong Independent and Ocean Grove Voice on the Bellarine Peninsula.

In Queensland Star News Group publish Noosa Today, Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today. Star is also partnered to produce South Burnett Today, Central & North Burnett Today, Maranoa Today, Goondiwindi Argus, Queensland Farmer Today, Gympie Today, CQ Today, Gladstone Today, Emerald Today, Ipswich News Today, The Lockyer & Somerset Independent, Greater Springfield Today, Jimboomba Today, Beaudesert Times, Leader Today in Longreach and Bundaberg Today.

In South Australia, Star publish under the SA Today brand ; The Border Watch , South Eastern Times, Penola Pennant, The Border Chronicle, Eyre Peninsula Advocate, Fleurieu Sun, The Murray Valley Standard, Limestone Coast Today, Plains Producer, Port Lincoln Times, The Recorder, The Islander, The Transcontinental, Two Wells & Districts Echo, The Victor Harbor Times and The Whyalla News

In the Northern Territory The Centralian Today is produced weekly.

Star publishes a number of niche titles in print and online including area specific “Kids” publications targeted to parents, as well as a numerous education titles under the Themes Education brand. Star also publish The Victorian Probian on behalf of the Victorian Probian Association.

Star also operates Fermax Distribution company, the contact centre Network Classifieds along with the Today Services Home Delivery and subscription customer contact centre.

The company has a digital focus with Digital Edition ePapers and websites mirroring each of its mastheads and have a thriving social presence. As well as a digital marketing venture called Media Platform, which provides a comprehensive solution for businesses wanting to take control of their online presence. Additionally Star has a partnership with real estate listings portal view.com.au

A progressive publishing company, Star News Group has a reputation for developing a diverse range of community publications.

Star News Group is actively involved in promoting the values and benefits of community and regional newspapers and are members of the Victoria Country Press Association (VCPA), Country Press SA (CPSA), Queensland Country Press Association (QCPA) and Country Press Australia (CPA).

Throughout its more than 100 years history Star News Group has always connected with people and communities and is proud of its commitment to both clients and readers. The local newspaper is the heart of the community. Star News Group is 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 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. Star News Group offers businesses a comprehensive marketing solution from mass media print, social, online and more.


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