No. There is no age limit to apply, but you must meet the driver's licence eligibility requirements.

You must hold a current and valid C Class (Car) driver's licence when applying for the role. A probationary or provisional driver's licence will not be accepted.

Other driver's licences are required should you be successful in your application.

For further information on driver's licences see the Career Requirements section.

You are required, at your own expense, to obtain Provide First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy within six (6) months of the probationary period.

For further information on first aid qualifications see the Career Requirements section.

You must have permanent residency status and full rights to work in Australia.

For further information on Australian residency see the Career Requirements section.

  • Birth Certificate (if born in Australia)
  • Australian Passport
  • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
  • Certificate of Australian Residency

The MFS Uniform and Dress Code states, “visible tattoos must not be excessive or offensive to recognised standards of decency or reflect adversely on the professional image the community expects from employees serving in the MFS”.

Acceptance or not would be at the discretion of the MFS Chief Officer in accordance with the Uniform and Dress Code.

You are required to provide a Driver Licence History report as part of the application process.

For further information on Driver History Reports see the Career Requirements section

As part of the application process, you are required to give the MFS consent to obtain personal information relating to criminal history. This information shows a record of offences even when a conviction has not been recorded.

The results of any criminal history screening process are considered on a case-by-case basis.

For further information on criminal offences see the Career Requirements sections.

The current MFS Medical Standards consider colour blindness to be incompatible with the role and therefore may disqualify an applicant from becoming a Regional (Retained) Firefighter.

As part of the mandatory testing, thorough medical examinations are conducted on applicants who progress through the selection process.

For more information please read our Medical Standards document.

As part of the medical examination, an audiology examination will be conducted without the use of hearing aids.

Average hearing thresholds should be equal to or better than 40dB in the better ear. Average hearing threshold is the simple average of pure tone air conduction thresholds at 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000 Hz. Please refer to our Medical Standards document.

This MFS website is the best place to obtain information relating to Regional (Retained) Firefighter recruitment.  It provides you with all the information required to submit an application and to prepare for the recruitment process.

You can also contact the Regional Commander in your area of interest. Their contact details and locations can be found in the About the job section.

It is important to carefully read the Regional (Retained) Firefighters Position Information Document (PID) and consider if your experiences and skill sets are compatible with requirements.

Position Information Document (PID)