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Join our Mitigation crews

About our crews

A role in our Mitigation crews is a great entry level opportunity where you will be able to learn new skills and obtain qualifications to kick start your career in the NSW RFS. It also provides a career path to our Operational Officer Program.

As a member of our Mitigation crews, no two days of work will be the same. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of exciting and rewarding activities including hazard reduction work, AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program activities, working closely with internal and external stakeholders and undertaking operational and logistical support roles at incidents. Check out what our Mitigation crews get up to here:

There are two levels for Mitigation crews:

  • Mitigation Crew Member (RFS 1)
  • Mitigation Crew Leader (RFS 2/3)

Skills and experience required for Mitigation roles

A role in our Mitigation crews is a great entry-level opportunity where you will be able to learn new skills and obtain qualifications to kick start your career in the NSW RFS.

We are looking for motivated and community minded individuals who have a passion for emergency services and want to make a difference.

The following skills and experience would be advantageous to applicants, but are not essential:

  • Volunteer and/or emergency services experience
  • Ability to undertake physically demanding work, in remote outdoor locations
  • Basic knowledge of operating different types of machinery and small plant
  • Experience in land management, conservation and forestry based plant operations

About you:

  • You are a team player and you enjoy working with a culturally diverse team
  • You have the utmost professionalism and ethics
  • You demonstrate strong initiative and problem solving skills
  • You are safety orientated
  • You have the desire and ability to learn new skills and qualifications
  • You like to travel and work in a variety of locations each day
  • You are happy to support operational activity including support of other agencies

The right candidate will have the opportunity to upskill and obtain qualifications to progress through the Mitigation Program and prepare themselves to progress into the Operational Officer Program.

Why work for the NSW RFS?

  • Work for the world’s largest volunteer fire service
  • Make a difference to the community you live in
  • Full-time ongoing employment opportunities
  • 35-hour working week and generous entitlements
  • Ongoing training, learning and development opportunities
  • Attractive annual salary


Area Mitigation is a statewide program with a range of opportunities to work in a variety of locations and settings.

We have seven Area Commands which host numerous Mitigation hubs:

  • Greater Sydney
  • Hunter
  • North Eastern
  • North Western
  • Western
  • South Eastern
  • South Western


Mitigation recruitment is currently underway. Applications for Mitigation crew roles must be submitted via I Work for NSW.

Applications close 4 September 2022.

If you are interested in applying for Mitigation Crew Member or Crew Leader opportunities, please review the Candidate Information Guide below. If you require further information, please contact the Mitigation Recruitment Team via

Upcoming key dates

Mitigation Crew roles advertising period: Friday 5 August – Sunday 4 September 2022

Mitigation Recruitment Information Sessions

North Western

Quirindi Fire Control Centre
124 Pryor Street, Quirindi

Thursday 11 August 2022 5pm – 7pm

Agquip Gunnedah
Gunnedah Saleyards
Kamilaroi Highway, Gunnedah

Tuesday 16 August 2022
Wednesday 17 August 2022
Thursday 18 August 2022

9am – 5pm

Tamworth Fire Control Centre
177 Country Road, Tamworth

Saturday 20 August 2022 12pm – 2pm

Coonabarabran Fire Control Centre
Saleyards Road, Coonabarabran

Monday 22 August 2022 12pm – 2pm

Narrabri Fire Control Centre
Old Newell Highway, Narrabri

Wednesday 24 August 2022 5pm – 7pm
South Western

Lower Western Fire Control Centre
58-60 Mitchell Avenue, Dareton

Monday 15 August 2022 6pm – 7pm

Temora Fire Control Centre
104-108 Vesper Street, Temora

Tuesday 16 August 2022 6pm – 7pm

Bland Fire Control Centre
221 Neeld Street, West Wyalong

Wednesday 17 August 2022 6pm – 7pm

Southern Border Fire Control Centre
25 Airport Drive, Albury

Wednesday 17 August 2022

6pm – 7pm

Riverina Fire Control Centre
208 Fernleigh Road, Wagga Wagga

Monday 22 August 2022 6pm – 7pm

MIA Fire Control Centre
200 Wakendeen Street, Griffith

Tuesday 23 August 2022 6pm – 7pm

Mid Murray Fire Control Centre
Macknight Drive, Deniliquin

Wednesday 24 August 2022 6pm – 7pm
South Eastern

Swagger Inn, 35-43 Laidlaw Street, Yass

Saturday 20 August 20229am - 11am

Tumut RSL Club
76 Capper Street, Tumut

Saturday 20 August 20222pm - 4pm

Unit 2, 18 Holland Street, Cooma

Sunday 21 August 202211am - 1pm
Greater Sydney

Sutherland FCC
126 Wilson Parade, Heathcote

Saturday 13 August 202211am - 12:30pm

Picton FCC
65 Bridge Street, Picton

Satuday 13 August 20222:30pm - 4pm

Canobolas FCC
1385 Forest Road, Orange

Tuesday 16 August 20226pm - 7pm

Western Area Command
23 Johnson Way, Cowra

Tuesday 23 August 20226pm - 7pm

Bathurst FCC
27 Hampden Park Road, Kelso

Friday 19 August 20226pm - 7pm

Mudgee FCC
Depot Road, Mudgee

Monday 15 August 20226pm - 7pm

Forbes FCC
26 Union Street, Forbes

Thursday 18 August 20226pm - 7pm

Dubbo FCC
8 Judy Jakins Drive, Dubbo

Monday 22 August 20226pm - 7pm

Harden FCC
Trinity Centre, East Street, Harden

Wednesday 17 August 20226pm - 7pm

Hunter Area Command
1A George Booth Drive, Cameron Park

Tuesday 23 August 20225pm - 6pm

Mid Coast District Office
28 Muldoon Street, Taree

Wednesday 24 August 20226pm - 7pm
North Eastern

Coffs Harbour FCC
1 Aviation Drive, Coffs Harbour

Friday 19 August 20226pm - 7:30pm

Glen Innes FCC
100 Lambeth Street, Glen Innes

Sunday 21 August 202210:30am - 12:00pm

41 Shan's Drive, Armidale

Sunday 21 August 20223pm - 4:30pm

Ulmarra FCC
15 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra

Saturday 27 August 20229:30am - 11am

Casino FCC
40 Neville Bienke Memorial Drive, Casino

Saturday 27 August 20222pm - 3:30pm

Murwillumbah FCC
Lot 2 Lundberg Drive South, Murwillumbah

Sunday 28 August 202210am - 11:30am

Coffs Harbour FCC
1 Aviation Drive, Coffs Harbour

Sunday 28 August 20224pm - 5:30pm

No information sessions currently scheduled for your area? Please check back as this information is regularly updated.

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Expression of interest

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