Streetsmart Handbooks helping Australian youth discover their potential

About Us

Who we are.

Research has shown that one of the most difficult transitions young people make is that from Secondary School to the workforce.

The Streetsmart Handbook is a practical life guide designed to help prepare today’s youth for life after school. Since 2002, our handbooks have supported secondary schools, youth organisations and teenagers
across Australia and New Zealand.

Our Impact

4 Million +

copies distributed
across Australia

1700 + Subs

Schools, teachers
youth organisations

20 Years +

distributing handbooks
to youth across Australia

Our Local Partners

Neighbourhood Watch

Australasia (NHWA)

NSW & ACT

TAS

NT

SA

WA

QLD

Neighbourhood Watch Australasia & Streetsmart Handbooks

The Streetsmart Handbooks’ aim is to assist teenagers and their families and caregivers, by providing contemporary information on a wide range of subjects. This includes information sourced from advice from experts, covering subjects such as cyber bullying, mental health, body positivity, healthy living, the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and much more!

Working Together

NHWA actively works in partnership to create safe, interconnected, and inclusive communities, where people are able to feel empowered, informed and engaged with one another, and with their local police and other community authorities.
The Streetsmart Handbook is a continuation of NHWA’s active participation in ensuring safe communities for all.

Police and Citizen’s

Youth Club (PCYC)

PCYC & VIC Streetsmart Handbook

Since 2003, Streetsmart Handbooks Victoria have been in association with
PCYC, providing valuable resources to the youth across Victoria.
Streetsmart Handbooks VIC are proud to be working alongside PCYC to
continue providing value to the teens across the Victoria region.

Working Together

The Victorian Police have been actively engaged with the Victorian youth. They provide widespread initiatives to improve the development of the local communities and youth.

Our Proud Publishers

Countrywide Austral (CWA) have been proud publishers of the Streetsmart Handbooks since 2002. They have helped us craft and distribute over four million copies to readers across Australia and New Zealand!

Working Together

They work closely with emergency service
associations to distribute valued information to its members and to help bring communities closer together.

 

Proud Patrons

Our History

2002
2002

Streetsmart Handbooks concept was conceived.

2003
Victoria PCYC logo
2003 – Welcome

Welcome on-board PCYC who proudly endorses the VIC Streetsmart Handbooks.

Victoria
2003

The first handbooks published and distributed to year 11 students was the VIC Streetsmart Handbook.

Western Australia
Sep 2003

We started distributing the Streetsmart Handbooks to schools in Western Australia

Blue Light WA logo
2003

We welcome Blue Light Western Australia to represent the WA Streetsmart Handbooks.

2004
Mar 2004

We started distributing the Streetsmart Handbooks to schools in New South Wales

June 2004

We started distributing the Streetsmart Handbooks to schools in Australian Capital City

2006
Canberra PCYC logo
2006

We welcome Canberra PCYC to represent the ACT Streetsmart Handbooks.

2007
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation logo
2007

We welcome the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation to represent the QLD Streetsmart Handbooks.

AUG 2007

We started distributing the Streetsmart Handbooks to schools in Queensland

Nothern Territory
SEP 2007

We started distributing the Streetsmart Handbooks to schools in the Northern Territory

2008
2008

A new cover was created for the Streetsmart Handbooks

2008

We welcome National Blue Light to represent our Streetsmart Handbooks.

South Australia
OCT 2008

We started distributing the Streetsmart Handbooks to schools in South Australia

2013
2013

We opened up our international line and begun distributing our Handbooks to New Zealand

2013

Australian Federal Police Association jumped on board and started supporting the Streetsmart Handbooks.

2014
Tasmania
MAR 2014

We started distributing the Streetsmart Handbooks to schools in Tasmania

2018
Neighbourhood Watch Logo
2018

We welcome Neighbourhood Watch Australasia who proudly endorses our handbooks across NT, QLD, NSW & ACT, WA, TAS and SA

2022
Feb 2022

The Streetsmart Handbooks received a new makeover and a brand refresh.

ABOUT US

The Street Smarthandbook is a practical life guide for 16 and 17 year old school leavers that is designed to help prepare today's youth for life after school.

The handbook covers important topics from sexual health and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse to legal rights and applying for a loan. It offers information specific to the school leaver.

CONTACT US

Write to us
GPO Box 2466
Melbourne, VIC 3001
Australia

Reach out to us
E: info@smarthandbooks.com.au
ABN: 83 146 901 797

ADVERTISING

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Enquire at CWAustral
P: +61 3 9937 0200
E: feedback@cwa.carmacloud.com