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Current recruitment

Psychologists and occupational health professionals

The 2019-20 bush fire season saw our members serve and protect in the face of the most extraordinary circumstances – because they care about their communities and without hesitation will be there for them in tough times. But who cares for our members, especially when the going gets tough for them? That’s where you come in.

We are looking to substantially expand our mental health and wellbeing team, to ensure the best quality support is available to our RFS volunteer and staff members now and into the future. This means making sure we have dedicated, accessible professionals across NSW.

We have several exciting opportunities available for qualified professionals who are keen to make a real difference, through critical incident support, short-term counselling services and referral pathways to care, and holistic and proactive health and wellbeing programs.


Positions in the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are advertised on the NSW Government Jobs website.

In addition, rural positions may be advertised in rural newspapers as required.

Employment with the NSW RFS

What type of work is available in the NSW RFS?

The NSW RFS employs a range of people with a variety of skills and varying backgrounds. Essentially, the work carried out at Regional and District levels includes:

  • Membership (Brigade management, Learning and Development, OHS&R etc)
  • Operations (response, hazard management, mitigation, planning and community engagement)
  • Infrastructure (brigade stations, fleet, communications, IT etc), and
  • Management.

Our corporate areas include positions in the areas of:

  • environmental planning and assessment
  • development control
  • corporate planning
  • research
  • finance
  • information technology
  • volunteer support
  • human resources
  • engineering
  • executive services

just to name a few.

Where can I work?

The NSW RFS is located in over 150 centres right across NSW. The majority of these centres are located in Districts. However, we have four Regional Offices (North, South, East and West), three Customer Service Centres (Glendenning, Coffs Harbour and Batemans Bay) and Operational and Mitigation Services bases plus our Headquarters at Lidcombe.

For further information on employment with the NSW RFS see the Information for Employment brochure or contact the Membership Coordination Unit by email or telephone 02 8741 5236.

You may also consider joining your local Rural Fire Brigade as a volunteer member.