Pre-application

Location of Regional Stations

The MFS employs Retained Firefighters in the following towns:
 

Yorke & Mid North Region

Riverland & Central Region

Limestone Coast Region

Far North & Eyre Region

Regional Commander:
08 8243 6550

Regional Commander:
08 8586 3577

Regional Commander:
08 8725 1330

Regional Commander:
08 8552 2252

Kadina

Berri

Mount Gambier

Port Augusta

Wallaroo

Loxton

Murray Bridge

Port Lincoln

Moonta

Renmark

Victor Harbor

Whyalla

Port Pirie

Kapunda

Mount Barker

Peterborough

 

Tanunda

 

 


If you would like to know more about the MFS in your local area, please contact the relevant Regional Commander on the telephone numbers listed above.

For employment enquiries, please telephone the applicable region above (during business hours) or contact us by email.

Potential applicatants are also asked to provide a resume (CV) via email.

Knowledge, Behaviour and Attitude

Are you the right person for the job? As a Firefighter you must have:
 

  • The motivation to work conscientiously in serving the community, and in a manner that is at all times helpful, ethical and professional;
  • The self-discipline to be able to accept and carry out orders;
  • A sympathetic and caring approach towards the victims of emergencies, together with the mental fortitude to continue working in sometimes harrowing circumstances;
  • A willingness to work within a diverse workforce, made up of people of different gender, background and culture;
  • Sound literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Effective communication skills; and
  • The ability to use current information technology, including common software products such as Microsoft Word and Outlook;
  • Commit to using an electronic rostering system


Residency Requirements

Applicants must provide evidence of being able to work and reside in Australia permanently. Evidence includes Birth Certificate (if born in Australia), Australian Passport, Certificate of Australian Citizenship or evidence of permanent residency issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Driver's Licence

At the time of application you must hold a current and valid C Class (Car) driver's licence. A probationary or provisional driver's licence is not acceptable.

An MR driver's licence must be obtained, at your own expense, prior to the commencement of the recruit course. Time will be allocated to obtain this licence

An HR driver's licence (at selected stations) must be obtained, at your own expense, within the first 12 months of employment.

For further information regarding licence classes and minimum requirements please visit www.sa.gov.au.

Health & Fitness

To be competitive in the Recruitment and Selection process you must have a high level of fitness. Firefighting requires the capacity for rapid, intense and sustained effort. You must be prepared to maintain a high level of physical fitness throughout your firefighting career.

You must also undergo a thorough medical examination prior to being accepted. Please refer to our Medical Standards document (PDF, 112 KB) for further information.

A non-smoking policy applies to all government worksites including the MFS.

Proximity to station

You must reside within ten (10) minutes from the MFS Station for efficient response to incidents. Any costs associated with fulfilling this criteria must be met by the applicant.