Current testing dates

We will run our 2nd National round of recruitment opening for applications June 1st and closing July 8th 8:30pm.

Auckland only round

Region

Location

PPT
(Physical Pre-Entry Test)

PAC
(Practical Assessment Centre)

Interview

Te Hiku

(previously Region 1)

Auckland

only

June 7-8

June 9-10

TBA – likely end of June

National round

Region

Location

PPT
(Physical Pre-Entry Test)

PAC
(Practical Assessment Centre)

Interview

Te Hiku

(previously Region 1)

Auckland

August 10-12

September 5-7

Auckland - TBA
Whangarei - TBA

Ngā Tai ki te Puku (previously Region 2)

Rotorua

August 6

x

Bay of Plenty – TBA
Waikato (Hamilton) - TBA
Tairawhiti (Gisborne) - TBA

Te Ūpoko

(previously Region 3)

Palmerston North

August 2

x

 

Napier – September 20-21
New Plymouth - TBA
Wellington - TBA

Wellington

August 24/25

September 1/2

Te Ihu

(previously Region 4)

Christchurch

August 18-19

September 3-4

Christchurch – September 27-30

Nelson - TBA
Timaru - TBA

Te Kei

(previously Region 5)

Dunedin

August 27

August 28

Dunedin - TBA
Invercargill - TBA

Please note: PAC is completed at the nearest testing centre to the area in which you are applying.

See our Practice and Information sessions for the second National Recruiting Round for 2022.

12-week course

Successful candidates who are offered employment from this round will be placed on a 12-week training course.

Course dates to be advised.

Not 100% sure? Consider volunteering as a firefighter first to make sure it's the right role for you. You can find more information in our volunteering section.

If you have any questions, please email recruiting@fireandemergency.nz.