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Join the NSW RFS

Becoming a volunteer with the NSW RFS is easy.

To make an application, contact your local rural fire brigade.

If you're not sure where your closest brigade is located, or you would like more information, contact us using the form below. 

What is the application process?

Once you've completed an application form you will be invited to attend an interview with the brigade you are seeking to join. The interview will cover the types of things you can expect as a volunteer of the NSW RFS, what your voluntary role will involve and what the NSW RFS expects from its members. During the interview, you will need to bring along 100 points of identification.

It is important for the NSW RFS to make an assessment about each applicant's suitability for membership because our volunteers hold a position of trust within the community. Background checks are an important step in this process, and a criminal history check will be conducted after your application form is completed and your interview has been conducted.

If your application for membership is successful, you will be accepted as a probationary member of the brigade for a minimum period of six months. During this time you can undertake some activities and training, and at the end of the probationary period your brigade will vote on whether to accept you as an ordinary member.

Want to join the team? Enquire today using the form below.

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