Best Job in the World is back: This time with not one, but six dream jobs up for grabs.

In 2009, Tourism Queensland put the word out that it was hiring a ‘caretaker’ for its Great Barrier Reef with job benefits including a large salary, free lodging in a multi-million dollar villa, and transportation there and around the islands. The campaign went viral.  

This time, Australia is teaming up with industry, State and Territory tourism partners for a new ‘Best Job in the World’ global competition offering not one, but six dream jobs, each with an attractive six month salary package worth A$100,000 including living costs.

Best Job in the World Competition/Australia Tourism

Apply, and you could be the next…

• Chief Funster (New South Wales)
• Outback Adventurer (Northern Territory) 
• Park Ranger (Queensland) 
• Wildlife Caretaker (South Australia) 
• Lifestyle Photographer (Melbourne) 
• Taste Master (Western Australia)

WATCH: A Tourism Australia Advertisement for the Best Job in the World campaign. 

When does the competition open?
Entries from all over the world can be submitted between 5 March and 10 April 2013 via or

Who can apply for the jobs?
Anyone over the age of 18 that is legally eligible to work in Australia can apply.

Can you apply for more than one job?
Yes, an application can be submitted for multiple jobs. However, if an applicant has applied for multiple jobs and are successful in being shortlisted, it would be for one job only.

For further details of the competition visit Tourism Australia’s Working Holidays Facebook page,  or  

Source: Tourism Australia


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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".