We employ field based, seasonal firefighters to assist with planned burning and the prevention and suppression of bushfires in parks and forests. It's a job where no two days are the same.

Apply now to become a Project Firefighter

Applications for the 2019-2020 season open Thursday 1 August 2019 and close Sunday 25 August 2019.

Apply on the careers page

Seasonal Project Firefighters

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. All firefighters are trained comprehensively before being involved in fire operations.

Positions are available each year (generally between November and April) and include:

  • firefighter (includes designated Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people positions)
  • rappel and hover exit crews (specialist firefighting roles performed in remote locations)
  • fire support officers (limited positions).

General enquiries: 136 186

Project Firefighter Brochure
Project Firefighter Brochure - Designated Roles of Aboriginal People  (PDF, 5.5 MB)

Project Firefighter Medical Assessment

Firefighting roles are physically and psychologically demanding.

Project Firefighters must meet our highest medical standards:

  • Category A Firefighter – Rappel / Hover Exit
  • Category B Firefighter – Arduous

If you are considering applying for a Project Firefighter position, and would like to discuss your health or medical suitability for a role, please contact our medical provider:

Corporate Health Management(CHM)
03 9941 3155

These fact sheets provide more detail about the medical requirements:

Page last updated: 02/08/19