Next Steps Australia is fortunate to benefit from the generosity of our Corporate Partners, who provide invaluable support to us in the form of pro bono goods, services and financial assistance. To enquire about becoming a Corporate Partner of Next Steps Australia, contact us.


Australia’s favourite family clothing retailer Best&Less was established in 1965.

Today the organisation has over 187 stores (including online) across Australia.

With family at the heart of the Best&Less Group, the brand houses baby and kidswear, women’s and men’s clothing – providing the families of Australia with twice the quality at half the price you would think.

Best&Less looks forward to supporting women and children in their next steps journey and assisting them in establishing their new lives.



Stannards Accountants and Advisors

Stannards Accountants and Advisors is a progressive firm of accountants which has been established since 1946.

Based in South Yarra, Victoria, the practice comprises five partners and approximately 50 staff. The company services all states of Australia and as required, all international destinations.

Stannards provide a combination of audit, accounting, advisory, taxation and consulting services commensurate to their client’s needs.

Stannards Accountants and Advisors generously provides audit and accountancy services to Next Steps Australia on a pro bono basis.


The Edison Agency

Founded in 2011, The Edison Agency is an award-winning, 100% female owned independent agency, that fuses effective strategy, passion for a better world and inspired creative solutions.

As a for-profit purpose-led business, The Edison Agency is committed to using transformative design to create positive change for people and brands, launching their ‘Design for Good’ program in 2021, which has led them to partner with Next Steps Australia.

The program sees the agency committing at least 3% of revenue each year to head and heart projects, offering specialised purpose, brand and communications support for NGOs, start-ups and corporate clients across four social pillars:

– Environment and sustainability
– Social change
– Education and development
– Diversity and inclusion

The Edison Agency will be supporting Next Steps Australia via an identity refresh that will culminate in a new visual language, rolling out across new-look starter packs and beyond.

The Edison Agency: our partners in ‘change for good’.



Spotlight is a family owned and operated Australian business with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Spotlight employs more than 6,700 staff who are dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares to its millions of customers each year.

Spotlight has over one hundred stores across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with hundreds of brands and thousands of products to choose from.

Next Steps Australia is extremely proud to partner with Spotlight as our exclusive supplier of pre-packed Starter Packs. Spotlight assists Next Steps Australia to curate our Starter Packs for mothers and children to ensure they contain quality and durable manchester items fit for family living.

Spotlight also generously pick and pack all Next Steps Australia Starter Packs at its warehouse facilities free of charge.



Cahill Transport

Cahill Transport provides the highest quality of service within the Australian Logistics industry.

Cahill Transport strives to be a total, Australia wide logistics freight company, offering comprehensive and customised solutions to their clients in the areas of Local Transport, Contract Logistics and Warehousing.

With these wide range of logistics services, Cahill Transport is perfectly placed to develop the best solution for your business. The company will support in house logistics, partner their services with your customs broker or work with you to develop an end to end supply chain solution.

Next Steps Australia is delighted to partner with Cahill Transport as our exclusive logistics provider.

The company picks up from Next Steps Australia suppliers and offers destination freight unpacking at no cost.




Kinderplay has been a family owned and operated business for over 45 years. Nicola, the current custodian, worked in the shop for 20 years before taking the helm. Each member of staff is part of the Kinderplay family, have experience in early childhood education and are mothers too. The unique experience customers can find in the store stems from Kinderplay’s passion and enthusiasm for their products and customers.

Next Steps Australia is delighted to partner with Nicola and the staff in the preparation of our Future Steps Boxes. Kinderplay generously provides advice on suitable toy selection for the varying age groups, and resources and facilitates the purchase of these products.




Readings is an independent retailer of books and music, with eight shops operating in Melbourne.

The flagship Readings Carlton shop was established in 1969 and has since been joined by stores in Doncaster, Hawthorn, Malvern, St Kilda and Emporium, as well as a boutique shop at the State Library of Victoria and a specialty children’s and young adult shop also in Carlton.

Each of the shops has their own individual character and strong ties to the local community. Readings collectively employs over 120 staff. Readings assist Next Steps Australia in selecting and supplying age appropriate books for inclusion in the Future Steps Boxes.



Rigby Cooke Lawyers

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is a full service law firm providing commercial expertise and industry knowledge to private and public sector clients across Australia and internationally.

Rigby Cooke Lawyers’ clients range from some of the largest and best known Australian and overseas companies to mid-market, privately owned or publicly listed companies, government entities and private clients with a mix of commercial and family assets and investments.

Rigby Cooke Lawyers generously provides pro bono legal services and financial support to Next Steps Australia.


Crystal Solar

Crystal Solar Energy is engaged in design & installation of Solar Hybrid Energy systems. The Hybrid Energy System stores electricity in lithium iron phosphate battery banks, and uses advanced management systems to store and distribute the electrical energy. These technologically advanced systems are designed and tested to comply with the most stringent Australian Standards.

Crystal Energy donates to Next Steps Australia all its print design and printed material requirements.



Intandem is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of uniforms and branded merchandise. Established in 1995, Intandem supplies many of Australia’s top corporates and major Government departments. Intandem has over 35,000 products available on their website. They specialise in custom made items and have a team in China for sourcing and overseeing quality manufacture.

Intandem’s owner and Managing Director has over 30 years’ experience as a senior corporate executive with some of Australia’s top 50 companies, specialising in marketing. He provides pro bono marketing and business advice to Next Steps Australia.


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