Grant Coultman-Smith served his country and Victoria as a member of the Australian Regular Army (1968-1978) and Victoria Police (1979-2009). Whilst in the Army toured Malaysia and South Vietnam, as an infrantryman with the 8th Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR). Also served as an instructor, clerk & Air Dispatcher. He was involved in the relief operation following Cyclone Tracy, in Darwin. Grant joined Victoria Police in 1979 serving as an operational member at a number of different locations including the Police Academy as a Law instructor.
In 1984 he was awarded the Victoria Police Valour Award for bravery during a shooting incident in 1983, having faced an offender armed with a rifle, saving the life of a wounded girl and apprehending the offender.
In 1994 Grant commenced tertiary study and now holds the Master of Emergency (Disaster) Management, Bachelor of Social Science (Emergency/Disaster Management), Associate Diploma in Emergency/Disaster Management, Diploma in Business and is also a qualified worplace trainer, OH&S safety officer and hostage negotiator. Grant has given service the Blue Ribbon Foundation as a member and volunteer in a wide range of roles and activities. He is currently President of the Beaumaris RSL.