Become a seasonal project firefighter

Become a seasonal project firefighter

We are looking for people who want to help protect communities from bushfires by becoming a seasonal project firefighter and joining one of our Forest Fire Management crews.

Each year, we employ field based seasonal firefighters to assist with planned burning and the prevention and suppression of bushfires in parks and forests.

What seasonal project firefighters do

Seasonal project firefighters complement our permanent firefighting staff and are responsible for bushfire suppression and prevention activities including planned burning. Many project firefighters return from previous years, bringing with them valuable skills and experience.

It's a job where no two days are the same. Seasonal firefighting is a great way to make a contribution, be challenged, work as part of a team and develop career pathways.

Positions are available (generally between November and April) for a period of up to 26 weeks include:

  • Firefighters (includes positions designated for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Rappel and Hover Exit Crews
  • Fire Support Officers

Qualifications or experience

You don’t need any previous work experience in a similar role to apply. Training will be provided, but you will need to hold a current manual driver's licence.

Opportunities are available statewide.

Personal qualities

These positions suit men and women who have a high level of fitness and are:

  • a team player
  • sound decision makers
  • community minded
  • looking for a unique challenge

How to search and apply for jobs

For more information and to apply, visit our Project Firefighters website.

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