The first step in applying to become a firefighter is submitting your written application, which consists of:

  • Written application – in response to the questions set out within the job advertisement on – there are six questions and you must answer each question within 300 words.
  • Resume/CV – outlining previous work experience and educational/trade qualifications.
  • Driver Licence – it is an essential requirement for a firefighter to hold a current manual driver licence with no restrictions. You must also be eligible to apply for a medium rigid drivers licence by the commencement of the Trainee Firefighter Development Program. The current licencing requirements state that you may apply for a medium rigid licence if you hold a manual drivers licence. If you have a provisional licence, you must be 19 years of age and have held the licence for at least 12 months at the start of the Trainee Development Program.
  • Referees – name and contact details (phone and email) for two referees who support your application.

Please do not send/upload any additional documents.

You must complete all of the required steps for your application to be accepted. 

Applications that are incomplete and/or do not meet all the above requirements will not progress to the next stage.