Current testing dates

Our 4th round of the year is open for applications from September 1st 10am and will close September 30th 5pm.

Region

Location

PPT
(Physical Pre-Entry Test)

PAC
(Practical Assessment Centre)

Interview

Te Hiku

(previously Region 1)

Auckland

October 22-23

October 25-26

Auckland - TBA
Whangarei - TBA

Ngā Tai ki te Puku (previously Region 2)

Rotorua

October 21

x

Waikato (Hamilton) - TBA
Tairawhiti (Gisborne) - TBA

Te Ūpoko

(previously Region 3)

Palmerston North

November 1

x

New Plymouth - TBA
Wellington - TBA

Wellington

November 8

November 9

Te Ihu

(previously Region 4)

Christchurch

x

x

Timaru - TBA

Te Kei

(previously Region 5)

Dunedin

November 10

November 11

Dunedin - TBA
Invercargill - TBA

National round

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.