Seasonal Work Program

Each year a number of seasonal fire crew are employed on a temporary contract basis to work with the Fire Management Unit of ACT Parks and Conservation. Crews are inducted into the program and undertake the basic fire course as well as a number of other fire training courses. Throughout their contract they will perform in a wide range of duties, however primary work includes performing fuel hazard reduction works and responding to both planned and unplanned fire in the ACT. Works include physical removal, preparing areas for prescribed burning, fuel hazard assessments, and reducing vegetation encroachment fire trails to allow fire appliances to operate safely. Crews also facilitate work in the urban areas of Canberra to allow mowing and grazing of fire prone areas.

Seasonal fire crew fill roles within the Parks Brigade which carry out prescribed burning and responding to unplanned fire in both the urban and rural areas of the ACT. Seasonal firefighters gain considerable hands-on experience during their employment and this often assists them in gaining permanent employment within the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, or other land management agencies across Australia.

For more information on the seasonal work program, please visit the ACT Government Jobs webpage which will advertise jobs when recruitment is underway.

Become a seasonal fire fighter

Do you enjoy working outside? Would you like to make a difference to the safety of our region? If you answered yes to these questions then you should consider becoming a seasonal fire fighter in the ACT.

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has launched its annual recruitment drive for seasonal fire fighters and is encouraging interested people to apply.

Our seasonal fire fighters assist with fuel reduction, hazard assessment and other fire management activities on ACT Government managed land. They also help provide increased capacity for the ACT Rural Fire Service Parks Brigade and assist with fires in remote areas.

If this work sounds like your calling, come along to an information night held at Stromlo Depot on Cotter Road on Wednesday 22 June 2016.

For further information, and to RSVP to the information night, please contact Chris Troth via email at

More information about the seasonal fire fighter positions can be found at

Applications close on Thursday 30 June 2016.