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Applications for full-time Firefighters open at 9.00 am Monday, 29 July 2019 and close at 5.00 pm ACST, Friday, 9 August 2019.

Apply, and 'Challenge your Potential'.

Late applications will not be accepted.


Welcome to the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) Recruitment pages.

The MFS maintains a trained professional workforce, all of whom must meet the highest standards to ensure excellence in the provision of emergency services to the community.

MFS firefighters are responsible for protecting more than 90% of South Australia’s population, industry, assets and infrastructure from the effects of fire, chemical incidents, road crash incidents and other emergencies.

Our firefighters have a broad range of career development options available to them, including; operational firefighting, community education, engineering, built environs, training, fire cause investigation, triple zero, management, planning, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Hazmat.

You can learn more about the opportunity to apply for a rewarding and challenging career as an MFS firefighter here:

The MFS recognises the value of gender and cultural diversity in the workplace and strives towards aligning staffing to reflect the community it protects.    

Recruitment processes will actively encourage females and people from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply for positions as MFS Firefighters in metropolitan and regional areas.

Learn more about the background, interests, career progression and aspirations of serving MFS firefighters by visiting our Firefighter Profile page.

The process of applying to become an MFS firefighter is comprehensive and extremely competitive.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Position Information Document, minimum entry standards and the recruitment and selection process.  

Before applying, applicants are encouraged to research and prepare well for all facets of the process to give themselves the best opportunity of competitive results.