Erica Smits


Erica Smits is a Gamilaroi and Euahlayi woman. She is currently the Manager of Communications and Engagement, in the Aboriginal Cultural & Heritage Unit for Aboriginal Affairs in the NSW, Premiers Department. Erica has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is undertaking an MBA in Social Impact at the University of New South Wales. She has an extensive personal and professional network through her career and family connections. Erica brings a wealth of knowledge in Land Rights, policy development, communications, and mobilising people through her work in community and event management.

Erica is a current member of Darkinjung LALC, Yuwaalaraay & Euahlayi Native Title Group, Koorana AECG, Public Service Association and she sits on four NSW State Government Committees and two National Committees. Erica recognises the amazing support networks she has with her family, friends and community which enable her to represent her people through positive initiatives towards self determination, cultural heritage, land rights, economic development, media, stakeholder engagement, event management, and Closing the Gap.