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Narelle Fraser

Narelle Fraser

Narelle Fraser gives a fascinating and often humorous insight into the daily life of a Police Officer from a female perspective, and takes you inside a world you will find hard to believe at times. Narelle recants stories which will make you laugh, cry and just shake your head in disbelief and amazement.

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Testimonials for Narelle Fraser

We thoroughly enjoyed having Narelle present at a Business in Heels event. She is very authentic and a “natural” speaker. All were thoroughly entertained, often in fits of laughter as Narelle shared some of her real life stories. Underlying her entire presentation was an inspirational message that you can overcome the challenges life throws at you and succeed. This really resonated with her audience.

Thank you!

Lisa Sweeney, Executive Director, Business in Heels


Narelle had me at “Imagine you’re in the boot of a car with a dead body” and I sat on the edge of my seat for the rest of her presentation. What an amazing, exciting but testing career Narelle had with the Victorian Police Force. I can honestly say I was disappointed when she finished. You think you’ve had a bad day? Wait until you hear what Narelle got up to!

Tracie Kyne, Manager, Bendigo Bank Northern Region


When I first heard Narelle speak, I was amazed at how her personality oozed throughout her delivery. From being downright funny right through to her raw personal experiences, Narelle’s presentations have held me from the start. Her vulnerabilities as a woman during 25 years investigating some of the most challenging cases, have been both her greatest asset and also her achille’s heal. Narelle will make you laugh and make you cry, and you will walk away amazed with her very personal story. I highly recommend you have a listen.

Ray Foster, Director, Investigator Upgrade


Narelle’s use of light hearted moments together with very serious matters proved a point how life can be a challenge. The feedback from the attendees at the dinner has been full of praise as she was a highlight of the convention.

Rod Bowles, Executive Officer, Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd


Narelle’s interview on the ABC was incredible – I sat in my car for 10 minutes engrossed – and wow about that goanna!

Sarah Lawrence, Journalist, Bendigo


Narelle Fraser is a highly engaging and fascinating speaker. One minute she has you wiping away tears from stories about the incredible cases she dealt with The next minute you are crying with laughter from one of her hilarious tales from her 27 years in the force. The entire room was still and everyone was captivated by Narelle – her heart and charming personality shine through.

Sarah Lawrence, Bendigo Young Professionals Network Conference, Rifle Hotel, Bendigo

I had some unprecedented feedback from many of our members. They said it was the best presentation we had EVER had at our club and it has been going some 25 years or more. Your presentation style is friendly, thought provoking, direct, clear, engaging and shows understanding and empathy appropriate to your subject matter.

Trevor Bravo


Narelle’s 22 years in the force and the depth of understanding was like nothing else. Narelle’s ability to present a subject so close to home, in such an interesting and somewhat humorous way produced one of the most memorable luncheons we have had.

Vlasta Errikson, Cairns Business Womans Club

Narelle Fraser Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Narelle Fraser's Biography

Narelle Fraser was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years, 15 of those as a Detective ‘doing time’ at the Rape and Homicide Squads and Missing Persons Unit, but dedicating much of her career to investigating child abuse and sex offences.


Narelle received many awards during her successful career and had a reputation as a dedicated, meticulous and passionate Investigator. She worked on high profile investigations including Anna & Gracie Sharpe (by ‘Mornington Monster’ John Sharpe), Margaret & Paul Wales-King (the Society Murders), Maria Korp (the body in the boot case), the 2002 Bali Bombing, horrific infanticide investigations, Geoff Clarke (the then ATSIC Commissioner), The Ascot Vale Rapist and many more. She has stared death and trauma in the face throughout her career.


In 2012, Narelle began to realise what had been her world, was starting to crumble. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis she wasn’t expecting turning her world upside down – a world she loved. It took courage and determination to accept and face her vulnerabilities – but out of that adversity came a new career path and new opportunities. Narelle’s journey will make you think deeply about your own vulnerabilities & strengths.


Narelle gives a fascinating and often humorous insight into the daily life of a Police Officer from a female perspective, and takes you inside a world you will find hard to believe at times. Narelle recants stories which will make you laugh, cry and just shake your head in disbelief and amazement.


Narelle has appeared on national television, in radio, print & social media including her gripping & highly popular podcast on Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb. She is a member of AIPI (Australian Institute of Professional Investigators), National Speakers Association of Australia, Toastmasters, has lectured in Investigation Techniques, and Human Rights, trains investigators with training provider ‘Investigator Upgrade’ and has presented at many functions, groups and clubs.

Speaking Topics Include

Unbelievable, incredible and entertaining crime-related stories

Murder, rape and sexual assault case-studies

Heart-wrenching criminal investigations she was involved in

Heart-warming dealings with survivors of abuse and their loved ones

The reality of facing death and traumatic incidents on a daily basis and the toll it takes

How to recognise signs of stress

Dealing with stress related issues – “it isn’t a crime to be stressed”

The dangers of ignoring stress

Overcoming adversities

The strengths and vulnerabilities of being a female Police officer

Vulnerability is a leadership strength

Workplace behaviours and acceptance of differences

Life after Victoria Police – “one door closes and another opens”