Career firefighting

The ideal firefighter might surprise you. We look for qualities like courage, compassion and resilience. You could be just what we’re looking for.

The role of a firefighter

Access the Firefighter Recruitment Information Pack

The next Firefighter Recruitment period will commence on 15 December 2022.

Register your interest
Career Firefigher Recruitment Information Pack
Stage One: Online Application
Stage Two: Cognitive and Personality Assessments
Stage Three: Physical Aptitude Tests, Working at Heights and Tunnel Crawl
Stage Four: Assessment of Written Task, Speed Interviews and Panel Interviews
Stage Five: Final Validations

Classification

Weekly

Yearly

Trainee

$1,463.40

$76,340.70

5th Class Firefighter

$1,588.70

$82,877.20

4th Class Firefighter

$1,620.10

$84,515.20

3rd Class Firefighter

$1,698.50

$88,605.10

2nd Class Firefighter

$1,745.50

$91,056,90

1st Class Firefighter

$1,902.20

$99,231.40

Senior Firefighter

$1,980.60

$103,321.30

How do I apply?
What licence do I need?
Do I need a tertiary qualification?
I have applied previously. Do I have to apply again?
When will applications open?
How will I know when DFES are advertising?
Is there a minimum age to apply?
How long is the recruitment process?
How long is the Trainee Firefighter School?
How many vacancies are available for the role of Firefighter per recruitment process?
Can I apply from regional areas, interstate and overseas?
I am a firefighter from interstate, can I be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning?