Back in 2009 Tourism Australia grabbed headlines with its Best Job in the World competition, but now it's back and even better than before, with six amazing six-month, $100k jobs up for grabs!
The winner of the 2009 contest, Ben Southall, got to work as Caretaker of the Great Barrier Reef for six months, exploring the region and reporting on his adventures through YouTube and the website. He introduces the video below, where details of the new ultimate job vacancies across six different regions of Australia are explained. Tourism Australia has partnered with six regional tourism offices to make the latest competition bigger and better than ever, offering dream roles such as Outback Adventurer in the Northern Territory, Wildlife Caretaker in Western Australia and Lifestyle Photographer in Melbourne. Queensland is looking for a Park Ranger to join their team, Western Australia is looking for a Taste Master to sample the region's culinary delights, and New South Wales is looking to recruit a Chief Funster to report on the region's festivals and events. The successful applicants will not only get to fly to Australia for the job of their dreams, but will get paid handsomely for it, with a salary of AUD $50,000 plus additional expenses of $50,000! "We've taken one of the most successful tourism campaigns in recent times – ‘Best Job in the World’ - and made it bigger and better by coming up with a competition which represents our breath-taking landscapes, our unique wildlife, great food and wine and, of course, our huge sense of fun," said Andrew McEvoy, managing director of Tourism Australia. The competition is aiming to raise awareness of Australia's Working Holiday Maker programmes, which allow young people to visit the country and earn money while there. 18-30 years olds from the UK can spend up to 12 months travelling around Australia while working to support their adventures. "For many young people, Australia’s Working Holiday Maker visa programmes provide the economic means to fund travel plans," said Mr McEvoy. He went to say he wanted to "encourage young people [...] to apply for one of the roles and to find out more about experiencing our country on a Working Holiday visa." More information on the Best Job in the World competition can be found at www.australia.com/bestjobs or on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/australianworkingholiday ... good luck!Image sources: 1 2 3 4 5