Current testing dates

Our first round of the year for 2023 is open for applications from 15 December 10am and will close 10 February 5pm.

Testing Centre

Physical Pre-entry Test

Practical Assessment Centre



February 20-21

February 23-24

Whangarei: TBA

Auckland: TBA


x x Waikato: TBA

Palmerston North

March 7


New Plymouth: TBA

Palmerston North: TBA

Whanganui: TBA

Hawkes Bay: TBA


February 28.
March 1-2

March 13-14

Wellington: TBA


March 8-9

March 22-23

Nelson: TBA

Christchurch TBA:

Timaru: TBA


March 18

March 19

Dunedin: March 29-31

*Waikato candidates will be completing PPT and PAC if needed in Auckland.

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