Recruitment dates

Current recruit course

UPDATE: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Written Selection Test/Recruitment Process

For all those that have applied we again thank you for your application and interest. We understand how invested people are in this process and we will continue to keep you updated on any changes to the logistics of running the current firefighter recruitment process in a pandemic. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of the planned written selection tests across Australia have been put on hold. FRV is currently working through what the COVID-19 restrictions mean for the recruitment process and any revised timelines will be communicated to you. 

Please note for all applicants who have been able to sit their written selection test your application is still valid and we will be in contact with you in due course. 

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate through these challenging times. Please stay safe and we look forward to your continued involvement in our recruitment process.


Applications open 22-Jun-21 28-Jun-21
Written selection test 9-Aug-21 27-Aug-21
Group assessment 27-Sep-21 01-Oct-21
Practice physical aptitude test (PAT) 23-Oct-21 13-Nov-21
Shuttle run - 1st attempt 11-Oct-21 15-Oct-21
Shuttle run - 2nd attempt   28-Oct-21
Personality profile (CPI) 11-Oct-21 15-Oct-21
Selection interview 25-Oct-21 12-Nov-21
Physical aptitude test - 1st attempt 20-Nov-21 28-Nov-21
Physical aptitude test - 2nd attempt   11-Dec-21
Medical 24-Nov-21 15-Dec-21
Offer of employment 20-Dec-21 14-Jan-21
Recruit course commencement Feb 22 Jun 22

Note: Dates are subject to change