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Lateral entry is the process for experienced career firefighters from other recognised career firefighting agencies to transfer to Tasmania Fire Service.

This section details the process for applying for our lateral entry positions available on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

Lateral entry is available up to the TFS rank of Leading Firefighter. However, it is likely that depending on the make-up of your qualification you will enter below Senior Firefighter rank until you have achieved the TFS competencies required to be considered qualified in Tasmania. This will be determined early in the process following a training gap analysis (qualification assessment).

You are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the salaries by rank prior to applying.


Not an experienced firefighter, but still want to apply? We’re recruiting on the North West Coast, no firefighting experience required. Familiarise yourself with the application process and get ready to apply!