Key dates and information session bookings

These dates provide a timeframe for the 2022 Firefighter Recruitment Campaign. These dates are a guide and may be subject to change. Stay up to date by regularly visiting this page or by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

Please note attendance at an information session is not compulsory, nor is it a guarantee of successful employment; however, the sessions provide useful information to potential candidates.

WAFA = Women and Firefighting, Australasia
PAT = Physical Aptitude Test
PATFAM = Physical Aptitude Test Familiarisation




1 - 22 April 2022

WAFA PAT Information Days
Further information can be found here.


3 - 11 May 2022

2022 Permanent Firefighter Recruitment Information Session
A recording of the 11 May information session is available here on YouTube [external link]

Mary Street in Surry Hills
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

1 - 15 June 2022

Applications open


1 - 15 June 2022

Online application, online psychometric testing and video interviews

Candidates notified via e-mail

6 - 12 July 2022

Physical Aptitude Test (PAT) Induction Sessions

Candidates notified via e-mail

18 July - 15 August 2022

Physical Aptitude Tests

Candidates notified via e-mail

19 July - 16 August 2022

Supervised Verification Testing

Candidates notified via e-mail

22 August - 1 September 2022

Video Interview Panel Assessment
(candidates not required to attend anything for this stage)


5 - 30 September 2022

Assessment Centres

Candidates notified via e-mail

From September 2022

Medical Assessments and background checks
From September as Recruit Classes are scheduled


Dates for remaining recruitment steps will be subject to placement into a recruit class.

For additional information please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Candidate Information Pack.