Recruitment process

The recruitment process can take between six and 12 months, and involves various phases of testing.

Applications for recruit courses in 2022 have closed

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.

2022 Recruit Course

Thank you for your interest in applying for a recruit firefighter position with Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV). Applications for the 2022 recruit courses are currently closed.

FRV opened applications for 7 days from Tuesday 22 June and closed on Monday 28 June 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Dates for the next round of recruitment have not been finalised, if you are interested in a recruit firefighter position, please follow our social media platforms and keep in regular contact with the Become a Firefighter website for the most up to date information.

Once dates have been confirmed for the next recruitment campaign, we will post them on the Recruitment Date webpage.