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Fitness tests

Firefighting can be physically demanding, involving dragging hoses, climbing ladders or lugging equipment. You will need an above-average level of strength, aerobic fitness and endurance to be successful in the selection process, and on the job.

All applicants must meet set benchmarks for the Beep Test and Physical Ability Test as part of the selection process.

Beep test (Shuttle Run)

The Beep Test can be purchased on CD at www.shop.ausport.gov.au  or downloaded from www.defencejobs.gov.au (enter 'beep test' in the search bar).

View a sample beep test:


Physical Ability Test (PAT)

This test simulates typical strenuous tasks performed by firefighters and involves a series of seven tests performed consecutively under timed conditions.

For more information on fitness preparation and the Challenge test, download the Physical Assessment Information Guide (PDF 3mb)

View a sample physical ability test:

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