tourism-and-hospitality Tourism and Hospitality Leisure Consultant careerstourism-and-hospitality outlook

Employment Outlook

Leisure Consultant

A Leisure Consultant specialises in planning projects for the sport, recreation, leisure and events industry. They have expertise in a wide range of areas, from feasibility studies and master plans to bid documents and implementation strategies.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 23,900 people are currently employed as Leisure Consultants in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 27,700 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

36% of all Leisure Consultants are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Leisure Consultants is ACT, with only 0.3%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 20.5% of Leisure Consultants being male and 79.5% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Leisure Consultants is 25-34 years old, with 31.9%. A small percentage (6.4%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Leisure Consultants, with 13.1% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Leisure Consultants work an average of 41 hours a week which is 0.1 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Leisure Consultants have a Advanced Diploma/Diploma qualification (28.3%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (20.2%). 75.7% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 24.3% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Leisure Consultant Duties & Tasks

  • Determining clients' requirements for travel, accommodation and special interests
  • Suggesting itineraries based on available travel routes and cost, availability and convenience of transport
  • Making and confirming travel and accommodation reservations and informing clients of bus, plane, ship and train connections
  • Notifying clients of travel dates, baggage limits, and medical and visa requirements
  • Providing information on tourist attractions and tour availability, and procedures for dealing with lost and stolen documents
  • Assisting with travel clearances
  • Collecting payments and issuing clients' itineraries, relevant documentation, tickets for travel and vouchers for accommodation
  • Providing information on travel insurance, relevant government regulations such as customs regulations, and use of credit cards and traveller's cheques
  • Answering inquiries from tourists and offering suggestions about tours, travel routes, accommodation and local customs
  • Providing literature and information on local and interstate tours and places of interest
  • Discussing transport availability and cost
  • May work in a call centre



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

Get a Free Course Guide

Enter your details below to receive a free course guide and a consultation with an Education Advisor.

By downloading the Course Guide, you agree to our Privacy Policy and receiving email and other forms of communication from us. You can opt-out at any time.