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Aboriginal Targeted Opportunities

Join our RFS Mitigation Crews

We're recruiting for new members to join our Mitigation Crews.

If you love working outdoors, have knowledge to share about country, and want to give back to our community, this could be a job for you.

We have 39 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander targeted roles in our Mitigation Crews, in locations across NSW.

Our Mitigation Crews assist at-risk community members through our AIDER program, assist with hazard reduction activities, cultural burns and firefighting support. And you'll have the opportunity to support front line operational work.

There are paid full-time roles available in these locations:

  • Crew Member - Taree, Ulmurra, Urunga, Tamworth, Bega, Nowra, Tumut, Albury, Bourke, Brewarrina, Dubbo
  • Crew Leader - Macksville, Taree, Urunga, Tamworth, Moree, Bega, Nowra, Albury, Bourke, Brewarrina

By joining our Mitigation Crews you'll get skills for life, with paid training, ongoing development opportunities, and an attractive salary.

And importantly, you'll be helping to keep our community and country safe from fire.

Interested in Joining?

Applications close  on 4 June 2023, so start getting your application together now. Anyone can apply for these roles, however they are targeted to the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, given the nature of the work our crews do and the communities they work in.

Here's how to apply.

STEP 1 Check the candidate information guide. It tells you all about the role, locations and the qualifications you need.
STEP 2 Prepare your application. You'll need a resume of up to four pages that outlines your experience, job history and skills. You'll also need two professional referees and a copy of any qualifications required for the role.
STEP 3 Apply through the I Work For NSW website. You need to apply to this site by 4 June to be considered.


Call Danny Busch on 0460 031 705 for a yarn about the roles in our Mitigation Crews.

Check out the Candidate Information Guide for full details on recruitment, training and medical assessments here.

Contact our Recruitment team via

Mitigation Recruitment Information Sessions

Our Mitigation Recruitment Information Sessions are designed to provide you with all the information you require regarding the Mitigation Crew roles and the recruitment process. You will also receive information regarding the physical testing component of the recruitment process and how to prepare.

Please bring your resume and driver licence and one of our friendly staff will help you to apply during the information session. If you do not have a resume, we can assist you to create one.

Keep an eye on this page for other sessions which may happen in your area, or contact us on the number above.

AreaRole LocationInformation Session LocationDateTime
North WesternTamworth177 Country Road, Tamworth 2340Saturday 22nd April10am – 12pm
North WesternMoreeMoree SHAE Academy, 114 Anne Street, Moree NSW 2400Tuesday 2nd May4pm - 6pm
South WesternAlbury25 Airport Drive, Albury 2640Thursday 27th April6pm – 8pm
North EasternUrunga1 Aviation Drive, Coffs Harbour 2450Thursday 27th April6pm – 8pm
North EasternUlmarra15 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra 2462Tuesday 2nd May6pm – 8pm
South EasternNowra92 Albatross Road, Nowra 2541Wednesday 26th April6pm – 8pm
South EasternBegaMaher Street, Bega 2550Thursday 27th April6pm – 8pm
South EasternTumut76 Capper Street, Tumut 2720Tuesday 2nd May6pm – 8pm
WesternDubboDubbo Local Aboriginal Land Council, Cnr Darling & Wingewarra Sts Dubbo NSW 2830Thursday 27th April6pm – 8pm
WesternBourkeBourke Shire Council Community Centre, 65 Mitchell Street, Bourke NSW 2840Tuesday 2nd May6pm – 8pm
WesternBrewarrina40 Bourke Street, Brewarrina NSW 2839Wednesday 3rd May6pm – 8pm
HunterTaree28 Muldoon Street, Taree 2430Thursday 27th April6pm – 8pm
HunterMacksvilleKelly Close, Macksville 2447Wednesday 26th April6pm – 8pm