About - Star News Group

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

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.

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

In the Shire of Yarra Ranges Star News Group publish six titles under the Mail brand.

In Queensland Star News Group produces Noosa Today, which distributes to audiences as a digital edition and online in the Noosa Shire. Star also publishes the Southern Free Times in Warwick Queensland, the Geelong Independent in Geelong and Ocean Grove Voice on the Bellarine Peninsula.

In Melbourne’s West Star publishes six titles under the masthead Star Weekly.

Star also operates Fermax Distribution company, a letterbox distribution business.

In recent years the company has taken on a digital focus with Digital Edition epapers, websites mirroring each of its mastheads and a thriving Facebook, Twitter and Instagram communities. 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 site

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

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 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.

Star News Group offers businesses a comprehensive marketing solution from mass media print, social, online and more.