Firefighter Recruitment 2023

Firefighter Recruitment 2023

Table of Contents – Recruitment Status by State

Firefighter Recruitment 2023

Update for fire service recruitment in Australia and New Zealand

Hi guys! Brent here with a Q1 firefighter recruitment 2023 update just for you.

It’s been a while since my last update and I am happy to announce that it looks like fire service recruitment is returning back to normal in 2023. Hopefully, we’ll see stable roll outs of recruitment dates in the months ahead.

QFES firefighter recruitment QLD – 2023


Following last year, QFES are doing aptitude by test type in batches. The first segment being Mechanical exam followed by Core Abilities which is a combination of the other test types. If you are an Elite Member, don’t forget to jump on special online sessions to get all the help you need in preparation for the exam segment that’s coming. Other stages of recruitment for QFES will remain the same. They should still be short of the rumored 400 target headcount. This is great news for the applicants as this would definitely mean an intake this year!

Aptitude test provider

QFES.  are still using supervised Pearson VUE exams

Recruitment Dates &  Outlook

QFES is expected to recruit on the last quarter of 2023. – Opened 5th October 2023

FRV firefighter recruitment Victoria

Aptitude test provider

FRV is looking to stick with the same process and Pearson VUE as their testing provider

Recruitment Dates &  Outlook

FRV is recruiting from  19 – 26 of April 2023. It opens and closes exactly at 12:00 noon. As usual, competition is fierce. It is now more important than ever to work on your preparations. For those of you who are preparing ahead particularly for the interview, you can check out the firefighter interview questions resource for some guidance. Be ready for anything.

NSW Fire and Rescue firefighter recruitment


Revelian has been bought out and rebranded to Criteria late 2021. However, FRNSW still retained the traditional Revelian test at least for the previous intake. This means, anyone preparing for application this year and the years to come might see a new test provider. Rest assured we will have our finger on the pulse and we’ll update you as soon as we know more.

Aptitude test provider

Fire and Rescue NSW will be using Revelian.

I have prepared Revelian practice test information as well as some information around the work safety, work reliability and emotify test.

Plan your course of action wisely to make sure you get yourself in the best shape possible to deal with the competition. I believe the competition will be as fierce as ever in NSW this year.

Recruitment Dates &  Outlook 

Applications for FRNSW will be open 3 July 2023 – 17 July 2023.


DFES – WA firefighter recruitment 2023


DFES is now accepting applications as I’m writing this 2023 update.

I am happy to say that a lot of our members from the previous intake are reporting their success in the firefighter application journey which shows that the program is indeed helpful to those who have yet to start theirs.

We are conducting coaching sessions weekly, so do not forget to register for them. I have updated an article inside of our Blog Page for Firefighter Interview FAQs recently. Be sure to check that out.

Aptitude test provider


Recruitment Dates &  Outlook 

DFES recruiting is happening now and will remain open until the end of October. Be sure not to miss out!

Air Services – ARFF firefighter recruitment 2023 dates


ARFF recruited April 2022. The rest of the recruitment stages seem to be the same as the ones before and is not expected to change anytime soon.

Aptitude test provider At this stage, the ARFF recruitment process looks to be staying the same with SHL as the test provider.

Recruitment outlook 2023

ARFF opened recruitment much earlier this year starting late last week until 11:55 PM on 9 April 2023. This is, however, great news! It means there is definitely a need to fill posts in Air Services as airports have opened following the long hiatus brought about by the pandemic.

SAMFS recruitment 2023 dates


SAMFS recruited in April 2022 after a very long dry spell

Aptitude test provider – The test provider is still Converge + SafeSelect so this means they will be staying with Cognify as their cognitive exam and SafeSelect as their personality test.

We have practice material for both Cognify practice test and SafeSelect inside of the membership training courses. To those who are not part of the program yet, feel free to reach out to us via email, LIVE Chat or on Facebook to get a free copy of the SAMFS mini-course.

Recruitment outlook 2023

SAMFS is yet to announce the recruitment date for 2023.

The 2022 SAMFS recruitment team was very quiet about their intake plans for the previous year and surprised everyone when they just rolled out back in April. I won’t be too shocked if they do the same thing this year. Better start preparing now.

ACT Fire and Rescue recruitment 2023 dates


ACTFR application window has started and is open until 25 OCT 2023.

Aptitude test provider –  ACT have retained Hudson psychometric test as their exam provider which was a bit of a shock for applicants. We have created Hudson tests ready to use in Membership.

Recruitment outlook 

The recruitment start date announced is ongoing until 25 October 2023 so you still have some time to make sure you get yourself in the best shape possible to deal with the competition.


NT fire service recruitment dates


NT Fire and rescue last recruited in December 2021 and completed the whole intake around mid-2022. They stuck to the same recruitment process as the previous year and the big hurdle that knocked out the majority was once again the aptitude test.

Aptitude test provider

NT Fire & Rescue are currently using OPRA Psychology Group, We have created practice material in the e-learning.

Recruitment outlook 2023

Towards the end of 2023 is looking like what’s going to happen with NT

Tasmania Fire Service Recruitment 2023


TFS will start recruiting 31/08/2023 to 10/09/2023

Aptitude test provider

Tasmania fire service retaining – Cognify. Sample exercises and mini-course analysis are available inside of Membership.

NZ Firefighter Recruitment 2023


FENZ up next and they are having 2 recruitment runs again this year! How cool is that?

FENZ is a really large organization and whilst they do not sponsor overseas migration, AU Citizens are welcome to apply if they want to have a crack at it.

Aptitude test provider

The testing provider for FENZ remains to be SHL and the recruitment process still looks the same as the ones before.

Recruitment outlook 2023 

The first run opened 15 Dec 2022 and will remain so until 10 January 2023. No official announcement yet as when the next intake will be.

Remember those that are the most prepared are the ones that get the job.

If you’re extremely serious about giving yourself the best chance of getting a spot on the next recruitment I’ve included a link to our calendar. Click this and book in for a chat about how I can help you get the edge.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you on the team soon!



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Brent C

After becoming a Firefighter, I developed a massive interest in the Fire Services Recruitment and Selection Processes. I've been in the fire service working since 2007 to learn everything about how Fire Services Recruitment works. I've tested and refined proven methods to help people get the edge over the competition. Today, over 300 of my former students are living their Firefighter dream.

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