Key dates and information session bookings

2019 Permanent (full-time) Recruitment timeline

These dates provide a timeframe for the 2019 Permanent Firefighter Recruitment. The 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




Fri 24 - 25 May 2019

Fri 31 May - 1 Jun 2019

Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) PAT information sessions at FRNSW Emergency Services Academy.

Sessions are 2.5 hours in duration and will include hands-on interaction with the PAT task course followed by a strength and conditioning workshop focusing on effective physical preparation for the PAT.

Information sessions available:

Fri 24 May, 8:30am
Fri 24 May, 12:00pm
Sat 25 May, 8:30am
Sat 25 May, 12:00pm
Fri 31 May, 8:30am
Fri 31 May, 12:00pm
Sat 1 June, 8:30am
Sat 1 June, 12:00pm

WAFA PAT Information sessions have now concluded.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Recruitment information sessions

The FRNSW recruitment information sessions are designed to inform potential candidates about the recruitment process, including the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT). 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. Each session runs for 2 hours.

Teachers Federation Conference Centre
37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 2 - 4pm
Mon 17 Jun 2019, 6 - 8pm

Information sessions have now concluded.

View the recording of 2019 Information Session 1 here. (YouTube)

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Applications open

Please note: Online assessment invitations will be sent immediately after you submit your application. You will have 4 days (96 hours) from that date and time of your email to complete the assessments. Feedback reports will be sent out on 12.08.19 to all candidates.


Sun 4 Aug 2019

Application period closes


Fri 16 Aug 2019

Invitations to PAT Induction and PAT


Mon 26 - 28 Aug 2019

PAT Induction


Thu 29 - 30 Aug 2019
Mon 9 - 10 Sep 2019 
Wed 18 - 19 Sep 2019



Mon 23 -25 Sep 2019

Assessment of targeted questions


Thu 26 Sep 2019

Invitations to attend Verification Assessment


Mon 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2019

Verification Assessment


Tue 8 Oct 2019

Interview invitations sent


Mon 14-18 Oct 2019



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