Selection Process

Applications for recruit firefighters are now closed. Interested applicants who missed out on this recruitment round may be able to apply later in early 2017. Please check the website regularly for information.

Recruit Firefighter Selection Process Map 2016

MFB is committed to recruiting and selecting the best available people and will continually review and revise its recruitment and selection arrangements to deliver improvements in diversity among candidates to reflect the community that we serve, the overall candidate experience and ensuring that the MFB attracts and selects the best available talent.

The dates for the 2017 recruit firefighter selection process are yet to be confirmed.

Due to the large number of applicants undertaking the process, you must be able to attend each stage at specific dates and times.  Inability to attend a session will result in your application being withdrawn. 

Communication will occur by email so please ensure you regularly check your email to give you the greatest opportunity to be available at each stage.

Selection process stage Dates
Applications open tbc
Written Selection Test tbc
Physical Aptitude Familiarisation tbc
Group Assessment tbc
Physical Fitness (Shuttle Run) tbc
Physical Aptitude Test tbc
Psychological Profile Questionnaire tbc
Selection Interview tbc
Pre-employment Medical tbc
Recruit course commencement tbc
Recruit course graduation tbc

* MFB reserves the right to change these stages and dates at any time during the selection process with minimal notice. 


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