About Us

Who We Are

Countrywide Austral is a leading media publisher serving as the official publisher for many of Australia’s Police and Emergency Service Associations, Community Benefit and Not for Profit organisations. Countrywide Austral possesses over two decades of experience producing magazines, handbooks and journals which provide an important communication tool for our clients to effectively communicate to their members and target markets.

In addition to traditional media products, Countrywide Austral offers its client partners a comprehensive digital media/social media package. This is a flexible approach that will enable the company to provide anything from a basic web site to a full scale social web site.

With offices in Melbourne, CWA is a major custom media publisher servicing more than 70 per cent of the community group-based sector, particularly police, emergency service associations and child safety groups. Its blue-chip partners include Australian Institute of Policing, Police Association of NSW, Australasian Council of Ambulance Unions, Police Citizen Youth Clubs, Neighbourhood Watch Australasia, State Emergency Services and more.

During this time, Countrywide Austral has held long term contracts with various Police departments throughout Australia and New Zealand, Australian Federal Police Association, State Emergency Service Volunteer Associations of Australia and the United Firefighters Union of Australia. The company also publishes journals for local affiliates of national organisations such as Neighbourhood Watch and Blue Light. Countrywide Austral and several of its client partners are actively engaged in promoting child safety through the creation and publication of the Street Smart Handbook which provides a guide to assist children grow into adulthood. Through the efforts of Countrywide Austral and its client partners, public school children are provided this valuable handbook free of charge and have been for over 18 years.

Countrywide Austral now produces over 100 printed products per year seen by more than 500,000 people Australia wide. CWA has a head office in Melbourne and resources include a substantial sales force, a production studio, inbound sales support centre, advertising executives and outbound telesales who are professional and follow sales ‘best practice’.

Company Vision

Our vision is to be the leading provider of custom media solutions to community based organisations. We will achieve this by:

  • working closely with our client partners to produce high-quality information products whether printed or online through the provision of highly professional editorial, design, production, printing and distribution services;
  • delivering a cutting-edge digital media solution that provides clients with a dynamic platform by which to organise themselves around themes and issues critical and pertinent to their members; and
  • offering career opportunities to motivated, enthusiastic, and intelligent individuals, and by providing a home of talented, career minded people to flourish and grow.
Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the leading custom media providers. We will achieve this by offering the most innovative ways for our clients to powerfully engage with their members, government and the public. Our aim is to provide the latest communications tools so our client partners are strongly-equipped to thrive, to grow and be influential within their communities. This vision includes engaging, developing and retaining the brightest and best talent, whilst acting with the highest integrity in the creation of specialised media solutions.

Values and Business Ethics

  • Respect for our clients – We strive to understand and meet our clients’ objectives and aims in the production of information products.
  • Appreciation of customer support – We are respectful to the supporters of our client’s publications.
  • Integrity – We operate with the highest ethical standards and adhere to best practices in all areas of the business from operations, production, sales, to financial processes.
  • Open communication – We treat our clients, customers and all members of the Countrywide Austral community with respect and dignity providing a forum for open communication fostering teamwork.
  • Excellence – We will employ the highest levels of quality control in all areas of the business, and we will strive for excellence so our clients are provided with superior custom media solutions.

Testimonials

Countrywide Austral has published our True Blue magazine for us for a number of years. We have found them professional, knowledgeable, and always attentive to our needs. Our partnership has been an excellent one.

Peter McDonald APMChief Superintendent (Retired)
National Secretary
United Nations & Overseas Policing Association of Australia Incorporated (UNOPAA)

Countrywide Austral has been a major supporter of the Australasian Institute of Emergency Services for many years and continues to offer its support. Our Institute values this support very much.

Robert Maul LFAIESNSW Division President AIES

Working with Countrywide Austral
As President of the Victoria SES Volunteers Association, I have had the pleasure to work with Countrywide Austral since 2014. CWA publishes our magazine Phoenix, which is the oldest emergency service association magazine in Australia.

Our relationship with CWA has been based on clear communication, an understanding of our stakeholders and positive customer engagement. The flexible and responsive working arrangement has been productive for our association and increased our profile and sector presence.

Importantly, publishing with CWA means we can feature our SES volunteers as an essential emergency workforce, increase safety awareness in the community and maintain a high standard of shared knowledge about emergency response.

Dr Faye BendrupsPresident VicSESVA

In May 2004 the Police Association of NSW appointed Countrywide Austral as the publisher of our official journal, NSW Police News. As the union representing the largest police force in the country, our journal has a readership of over 40,000 and is well regarded in the law enforcement community.
Countrywide Austral has consistently maintained the high quality of our publication and rigorously adhered to publishing schedules. The staff of Countrywide is professional, courteous and capable.
The Police Association is very proud of its good name, and any company acting on our behalf is expected to maintain high standards especially relating to advertising sales. Countrywide Austral has met our high expectations in this regards and we are well satisfied with the professionalism displayed by Countrywide Austral.

Police AssociationNSW

We have worked with Countrywide Austral for many years – first when they were Austral Media and now as Countrywide Austral.
We have always been pleased with the products the company has produced for the union. Our magazines are always of the highest quality and delivered on schedule.
The CWA team has always gone the extra mile to provide us with a service that goes beyond the wording of our agreement. We are now excited to be working with Countrywide Austral in developing a digital/social media communications strategy.

Peter MarshallNational Secretary

Careers

Join one of Australia’s leading publishing firms contributing to community based initiatives. At Countrywide Austral, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals. Countrywide Austral is composed of a number of divisions which are IT, Production, Sales and Administration. Our largest division is our sales team which consists of 10 experienced Sales managers and over 100 media sales consultants who serve as contractors both in Melbourne and Sydney.

What to expect

We have theoretical and practical training as well as development programs, which are facilitated by our sales specialists who are industry experts. Commissions are uncapped so sales people truly can live the dream earning without limits. Countrywide Austral prefers to promote from within providing long term career, professional and personal growth. In fact, all our existing sales managers have been promoted internally and now coach and lead large sales teams across Australia. We provide flexible hours, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm, vibrant people culture and low stress work environment with casual dress code.

Generally we look for people that are:
  • Great communicators
  • Goal focused
  • Motivated by success
  • Pleasant to deal with
  • Confident on the phone
  • Honest and reliable
  • Available to work 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Passionate about supporting community base publications and initiatives.
Hear from our Staff

I was working 90 hours a week as a butcher in QLD and earning on average, $1500 per week. I had no life outside work because all I did was work!
I have never been in sales before, and I found out about Countrywide Austral. I started a new ‘apprenticeship’ here and I am now earning an average of $1200 per week and the best part about it is that I’m only working 35 hours a week.
This job gives me the opportunity to earn good money and now I have a social life outside work hours. I have never worked in an environment like this before. Every body around you wants to help you achieve, the training is awesome, and the people are great.
This is a golden opportunity for me to be very successful in my new carrier and enjoy my life at the same time.

Great Job SatisfactionJeb Hill (Former Butcher)

The last thing I had ever wanted was to be involved in commission sales, yet what a fantastic learning experience this has been for me!
At the same time, I am receiving quality on the job training, from my sales manager that is worth a fortune to e.
It’s an exciting journey and provides an opportunity to earn great money, whilst at the same time being involved with a terrific cause.
I have learned more in the past six months than in a decade in other employment. This is not a job, but a great opportunity

Great Job OpportunityDavid Ayliffe (Former CEO of a charity organisation)

Hi my name is Con.
Prior to working at Countrywide Austral I was working 70 hours a week driving cabs.
I have now been with Countrywide Austral for three years and have won the Salesman Of The Year award 2 years running out of the 100 sales people we have within the company.
I would highly recommend this job to anyone that wishes to work in a great environment, is serious about making great money, and has the right attitude towards success.

Highly Recommend this JobCon Kerimidas (Former Taxi Driver)

I would actually like to take the time to thank Countrywide Austral for giving me the opportunity to earn good money. I was very pleasantly surprised when I first started with what a great opportunity it was for me to be very successful in my new carrier and enjoy my life at the same time.
This job gives me the opportunity to earn good money and  every body around you also wants to help you achieve, the training is very professional, and the people are great.
I would highly recommend this job to anyone who has the drive, passion and is serious about making great money, and has the right attitude towards success whilst at the same time being involved in a great environment and with a terrific cause.

Thank YouMax Graziosi

Get In Touch With Us

Please contact our Recruitment Department Direct on 0399370214 or submit an application online now.

Please visit Countrywide Austral Careers website for more information about joining the CWA team.