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  • 5 March 2013, 11:16

The best jobs in the world

Dream job /Rex

Tourism Australia has launched a search to find six lucky applicants to fill what it says are the best jobs in the world.

The six month positions each offer the chance to be paid good money to live in some of the most beautiful parts of Australia.

Two years ago, Brit Ben Southall won what was the billed as the best job in the world - as caretaker or a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef.

He said: "Unfortunately for me, my time is up. But luckily for the world 'The Best Job in the World' is back. This time there's not one, but six amazing jobs in Australia up for grabs."

Jobs on offer include Chief Funster (New South Wales), Outback Adventurer (Northern Territory), Park Ranger (Queensland), Wildlife Caretaker (South Australia), Lifestyle Photographer (Melbourne), and Taste Master (Western Australia).

It is part of a campaign to promote tourism opportunities provided by Australia's Working Holiday Maker programme.

It targets travellers between 18 and 30 years of age, especially those from countries eligible for Australian working holiday visas, including the UK and Ireland.

For further details of the competition visit Tourism Australia's Working Holidays Facebook page, www.facebook.com/australianworkingholiday or www.australia.com/bestjobs