Project firefighter annual recruitment
Applications are now closed
Missed the application date? You can register your interest for positions that may become available during the season by signing up to the term pool.
What are project firefighters?
NPWS employs seasonal project firefighters every year to help deliver its fire and land management responsibilities. Participation in bushfire suppression and prescribed burning operations are the major focus of the job.
Project firefighters form part of regional operations, and are located in offices across the state.
Recruitment occurs between May and July, with employment contracts offered to successful candidates for up to 9 months from September to May.
Firefighting can be challenging and physically demanding. Applicants 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, Aboriginal people, and people with diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.
Wondering what it takes? Get the inside story in this short video
- Becoming a NPWS project firefighter
- Essential requirements to become a project firefighter
- Police clearance (national crime check)
- Fighting fit form
- Brigade membership form
- Term pool register for positions that may become available during the season
For more information contact DEWFireManagement@sa.gov.au.