2021–22 Project Firefighter annual recruitment
Annual recruitment for the 2021–22 season is now closed.
What are Seasonal Project Firefighters?
DEW employs Seasonal Project Firefighters annually, to assist in delivering its fire and land management responsibilities. Participation in bushfire suppression and prescribed burning operations are the major focus of the job.
The statewide recruitment process occurs annually between the months of May and July, with employment contracts offered to successful candidates for up to 9 months for the period of September through to May.
Firefighting can be challenging and physically demanding. Applicant’s undergo a rigorous, merit-based selection process to ensure they meet the demands of the job. DEW supports workplace diversity and is committed to ensuring equality in the workplace across gender, race and age. Females and people with various ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Project Firefighters form part of Regional Operations Fire Management, located in various regional offices across the state of South Australia.
Find out more about each region.
Wondering what it takes to become a DEW project firefighter? Get the inside story from the staff themselves in the short video below.
A day in the life of a Project Firefighter
Recruitment application process
The recruitment process has seven steps. For more information see the Project Firefighters Recruitment Step Process flow chart.
- Becoming a DEW Project Firefighter
- Essential requirements of becoming a Project Firefighter
- Police Clearance (National Crime Check)
- Fighting Fit form
- Brigade Membership form
For further information please contact DEWFireManagement@sa.gov.au.