Recruitment process

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

Thank you for your interest in applying for a recruit firefighter position with Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV).

FRV opened for recruit firefighter applications for seven days from 12pm (midday) Wednesday 19 April to 12pm (midday) Wednesday 26 April 2023. Applications received during this period are in consideration for February 2024, July 2024 and February 2025 recruit courses.

At this stage, FRV does not have any future recruitment campaigns scheduled and it is unlikely that we will open for new applications in the first quarter of 2024. Please keep in regular contact with the website for all updates and also follow us on social media.

In the meantime, to ensure you are eligible and to assist in your preparation for the recruitment process, please refer to FRV’s entry requirements.


*FRV does not recommend or endorse the use of external providers or individuals selling recruitment services, or those claiming association with the FRV firefighter recruitment selection process. Nor does FRV endorse the payment of such services. Furthermore, FRV is not represented or affiliated with any providers, services or individuals who claim to have associations with FRV or the firefighter recruitment department.