How to become a Indigenous Community Liaison Officer

Indigenous community liaison officers liaise with Indigenous communities and the state or territory police forces in order to establish and maintain positive relationships.

Personal requirements of a Indigenous Community Liaison Officer

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Of sound character
  • Acceptable traffic/criminal record
  • Medically and physically fit

Education & Training for a Indigenous Community Liaison Officer

You can work as an Indigenous community liaison officer in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. The Aboriginal community liaison officer positions are Indigenous-specific positions. Training is undertaken on the job and further study may be required. Training periods and requirements vary between the states and territories. In Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, the role of police Aboriginal community liaison officer is performed by sworn officers of the police force and is not a separate occupation. Contact the recruitment division of your state or territory's police department for further information.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 7.4%

NSW 29.9%

NT 2.2%

QLD 15.8%

SA 4.3%

TAS 3.3%

VIC 27.4%

WA 9.7%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 47.7%

Female 52.3%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 1.9%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 13.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 9.3%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 4.7%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 39.7%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 30.8%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 36%

Above 35 years: 66.5%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
People who have established good networks within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be required to undergo a National Police Check and hold a drivers licence.
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