Having played for Australia at the 2008 Youth and 2010 Junior Asian Championships, Luke Smith made his debut against Thailand in 2011. He was a part of the Australian Institute of Sport’s domestic side and also represented Australia in beach volleyball finishing 5th at the Junior World Championships.
Making his Olympic debut in 2012, Smith and the Australian team lost their first match to Argentina before knocking off hosts Great Britain in straight sets. Despite not winning a set against Hungary, the Aussies took a 2-0 set lead over Italy before the world’s sixth ranked team claimed victory 3-2. Smith and his teammates then pulled off one of the upsets of the Games when they defeated third ranked Poland 3-1. The Team’s final placing was ninth.