Volunteering in the NSW RFS
COVID-19 Update- The NSW RFS is limiting training activities to essential only, balancing the need to maintain operations while limiting the potential spread of COVID-19. Where training is considered essential, restrictions on group sizes or social distancing apply. Please be aware that these necessary restrictions may impact timeframes for the onboarding of new members.
Join the team of everyday volunteers that defend our people, homes and livelihoods.
Our committed volunteers are ready to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round, attending bush and grass fires to house and structure fires and assisting at road accidents and other events like floods, storms and searches.
We offer a variety of fulfilling roles ranging from admin to welfare support, and catering to communications. No experience is necessary and training is provided for each role that can lead to nationally-recognised qualifications.
All members of the NSW RFS are protected from legal liability when fighting bush fires or performing other authorised activities. Any injuries sustained while taking part in authorised brigade activities will be covered under Workers Compensation.
Want to know more?
Download our information pack and learn more about volunteering and the application process for joining the NSW RFS.
There are some things you’ll need to consider to make sure the RFS is right for you.
Once you have ticked the boxes above to show that you understand what it means to join the NSW RFS, you will be able to access our Expression of Interest Form.Complete your expression of interest