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Aviation Rescue Firefighters - Recruit Course 95

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: NT, QLD, WA, TAS, Various
Categories: Fire Fighter, ARFFS

We are currently seeking committed, diverse and healthy people to join our firefighting service at locations across Australia. If you are passionate about fitness, attracted to a flexible work environment and enjoy giving back to the community, this could be the job for you.

We are currently seeking applications for Aviation Rescue Firefighters across a range of locations.

While locations may possibly change, current anticipated locations are Proserpine, Mackay, Hamilton Island, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Hobart, Alice Springs, Broome, Karratha & Port Hedland. Applicants are encouraged to nominate their preferences in regards to locations where they would be willing to be employed as an Aviation Rescue Firefighter. However, any offers will be determined with regards to the operational requirements and positions may not be able to be offered at preferred locations. Throughout this process further stations may be identified with vacancies therefore we may also recruit to Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Cairns, Townsville & Launceston.


As an Aviation Rescue Firefighter, you will enjoy an exciting and rewarding career.

Aviation Firefighters rapidly respond to aircraft incidents and fires at airports, provide rescue and first-aid services for aircraft passengers and crew, deliver technical advice on fire safety and assist in educating users about fire fighting and safety. You will be required to carry out functions that are both physically and mentally challenging, whilst working to a roster ensuring a good and healthy work-life balance.

Want to know more? Check out some of our current firefighter profiles, or hear from some of our female firefighters and hear about females in fire fighting.


You will commence a training program in Melbourne in March 2020 where you will gain the required qualifications and skills before commencing as an operational Aviation Rescue Firefighter.

Throughout the approximate 15 week training program, you will earn $42, 440 per annum plus superannuation. When you obtain your qualification, your salary will increase to $63, 010 per annum plus superannuation as per the Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting Enterprise Agreement.

Airservices recognises the contributions of its employees and rewards performance with career progression and the possibility of further development opportunities.


All applicants must submit a formal application online and meet the minimum entry standards. Applicants must also be available to attend a physical aptitude test between September & October 2019 (locations to be confirmed) and an assessment centre between November & December 2019. 
To apply, please review all information on our website before submitting your application via our current vacancies page or by clicking the 'apply' button below.

Applications close at 3:00pm (AEST), Friday 2nd August 2019. Extensions will not be granted for any reason.

Want to know more?

Visit the Aviation Rescue Firefighting careers page on our website. If you have questions after reviewing the website, contact for any system or lodgement matters or for role or application questions that are not answered on our FAQ or other recruitment pages.

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