In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have retained a large number of our project firefighters from last season. As a result, vacancies are more limited this year.
Opportunities available statewide
We are looking for people who want to help protect Victorian communities from bushfire to become seasonal firefighters as part of Forest Fire Management Victoria crews.
Each year, 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. Seasonal firefighting is a great way to make a contribution, be challenged, work as part of a team and develop career pathways.
Are you ready?
Training will be provided and positions are open to people who:
- Have a high level of fitness.
- Are a team player.
- Hold a current manual driver's licence.
Positions available (generally between November and April) for a period of 22 weeks (minimum) include:
- Firefighter (includes positions designated for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)
- Fire Support Officer
- Rappel Crew
Salaries commence from $952 per week plus superannuation.
Applications for the 2020-2021 season open Friday 31 July 2020 and close Sunday 23 August 2020.
For further information about our firefighter roles and to apply, click on the relevant position link or refer to the Project Firefighters brochure and Project Firefighter Designated positions for Aboriginal people brochure.
You are required to submit a separate application for each position.