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Having spent eleven months touring Australia in a vintage Winnebago we can vouch for the fact that all four corners of Australia provide diverse environments to explore. As a tourist you often find yourself dreaming of starting a new life in the countries you visit, but what if your dream could become a reality?

The Australian Tourism Board think they could help you out and are offering everyone the opportunity to apply for one of the six employment opportunities they deem the ‘Best Job In The World’. Each Australian state is offering one lucky individual the chance to make their dreams a reality and leave the confines of a cubicle desk for a shall we say ‘more exciting’ way to earn a living. With a salary of AUD$100,000 why not apply for a life changing job today?

Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said “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 the very best of our country – our breath-taking landscapes and scenery, our unique nature and wildlife, great food and wine and, of course, our huge sense of fun,”

If you’re still not convinced have a look at the job descriptions below.

best job in the world Sydney City and the Opera House

NSW – Chief Funster

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing festivals and events
  • Tweeting your thoughts on how much fun you’re having
  • Being a Sydney VIP

VIC – Lifestyle Photographer

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating city and country photo shoots
  • Experiencing hidden secrets and sharing new trends
  • Working with local artists and designers to promote new ideas

best job in the world Kangaroos in Souhh Australia

NT – Outback Adventurer

Responsibilities include:

  • Exploring the outback
  • Meeting local people
  • Discovering exciting adventures

QLD – Park Ranger

Responsibilities include:

  • Checking the water temperature
  • Patrolling the beaches
  • Leaving only footprints

best job in the world The Island of Queensland

WA – Taste Manager

Responsibilities include:

  • Eat your way around the state
  • Foraging out the finest produce
  • Sampling the best bars and restaurants

SA – Wildlife Caretaker

Responsibilities include:

  • Waking up with Kangaroos
  • Swimming with dolphins and sea lions
  • Exploring Kangaroo Island

Aimed at anyone seeking a gap year or international experience this seems like an opportunity too good to pass up.

The ‘Best Jobs in the World’ initiative is open to all travellers worldwide. Final deadline for the first round is 9:00 pm AEST April 10, 2013 (7:00 am PST, April 9, 2013). However you must be eligible to work in Australia on an appropriate visa.

We’re off to apply for ‘Park Ranger’ and ‘Wildlife Caretaker’ which position is your dream job?

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News Source: Johnny Jet

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7 Responses

  1. Courtney

    Wow!!! There are so many amazing opportunities here! I don’t know where to start! Are there any specific requirements? How long do these positions last? What do we do about our families??

  2. Franca

    I wish I read about this amazing opportunity before I turned 31 which means I’m not able to apply for a working visa anymore… Good luck to you guys!

  3. Jelly Bean

    That is such an amazing opportunity. My dream job would either be lifestyle photographer or a wildlife caretaker. What’s yours?

    • Wanderlusters

      We could definitely get on board with the beach tester role!