Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is looking for people in the Loddon Mallee region who are after a challenging and rewarding job to join its team, helping protect Victorian communities for the upcoming bushfire season and assisting with land management activities.

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FFMVic Deputy Chief Fire Officer Scott Falconer said applications are now open for 49 project firefighters (PFF) to work in Loddon Mallee, with positions available in locations from Macedon to Mildura.

“These fixed term positions are a fantastic opportunity for people from all walks of life who are physically fit to get out in the bush, protect Victoria from bushfires and help to maintain public land right across the state,” Deputy Chief Falconer said.

“You could be operating heavy machinery one week and responding to an emergency the next.

“The roles involve being on the frontline fighting bushfires, conducting planned burns, managing roadside vegetation, pest and weed control, maintaining access to fire trails and roads, and supporting other emergency work to help protect the community and environment.”

The range of PFF roles available include general firefighters and fire support officers.

Eighteen roles across Victoria are also solely dedicated for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people reflecting the Government’s commitment to a diverse workforce while also supporting Traditional Owners to care for Country and lead cultural burning across the landscape.

“Successful recruits will be fully trained and get the opportunity to work with experienced staff from a range of fire management agencies right across the state, and potentially nationally and internationally if required,” Deputy Chief Falconer said.

Valid driver’s licence and medical and fitness assessments are required.

Applications are now open and close on 31 July, to apply visit or call 136 186.