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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services


Public Safety
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Wooloowin, Queensland

Workplace initiatives at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Workplace initiative Status
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* No
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 14 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 1 week
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Opportunities to purchase leave Yes**
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Breastfeeding rooms
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Internal Women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores year on year 2014 - 68%2015 - 70%2016 - 74%2017 - 74%
Employee turnover rate 3.7%
Paid volunteer days 5 days***

About Queensland Fire and Emergency Services


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) provides vital fire and emergency services to the communities of Queensland. Whether you're on the front line or supporting those who are, every role within QFES counts. 

Commissioner Katarina Carroll

Here at QFES, we are strong supporters of gender equity and are continuing to make our workplace an employer of choice through our Work180 accreditation. We are creating a culture that supports our workforce through paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements and leadership programs. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive department that fosters an open, safe, supportive and healthy culture for everyone.

We are committed to a culture that is based on the values of:


  • We appreciate and value each other and our differences.


  • We are individually accountable for our performance and undertake our duties with diligence and transparency.


  • We are brave when facing adversity, value ethical behaviour and challenge wrong doing. 


  • We are committed to each other, have pride in our organisation and are dedicated to keeping Queensland communities safe.


  • We are open, honest and dependable.

Our Fairness, Equity and Inclusion Framework is designed to promote and support safe, healthy and inclusive workplaces and outlines our commitment to:

  • gender inclusion
  • a flexible workplace 
  • multicultural inclusion
  • LGBTIQ + inclusion 
  • First Peoples’/Cultures
  • disability and accessibility
  • all generations. 

We recognise how a supportive, inclusive and capable workforce is key to our culture and creates a dynamic environment.