The best jobs in the world
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.
what do you think?
If I was 34 years younger I'd definitely be applying...for all of them.
I feel 30 can I upgrade please. ? D.O.B: 26.01.1947
Mmmm.would make a change from paignton
Tram drivers,traffic wardens,road sweepers,taxi drivers the list is endless.AUSTRALIA, THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY.
wherever you live,one soon gets used to and bored with the surroundings.it is natural.australia is one of the highest users of the internet,presumably sat indoors .not surfing every day. and anyway surfing every day would be boring,as would sun every day.
Stretch.are you saying you wouldnt take the offer up if offered them.or are you trying to justify staying in britain for the winter.lol
stretchx your a real killjoy, surely you don't waste your life with twitter, facebook and all that rubbish! I'm the big 6-5 later this month and I'm out on a mountain bike, motor race/rally marshalling, building stuff in the garden, but certainly not sitting around indoors. It would be so good to have a bit extra sunshine and get out even more.
Hmm a land with spiders that attack anything and can kill a person with a single bite. Doesn't sound like much fun to me!
Another negative comment. I was out there in 2003. We went out of our appartment one day and there was a big spiders web in a palm tree nearby and a huge spider in the middle of it. The surfer dude at the front desk said, your alright as long as you can see it, but check your appartment when you get back if it's not in the web! It wasn't, we checked not there all OK! They will only attack if messed with so don't mess with them, snakes are the same, just leave them alone and they won't hurt you. None of them are 'Man Eaters'.
Same here Richard & Barry. I was out there in 2003 for a month and wanted to stay, but as I was over 45 years of age I couldn't get a work permit. Mind you that has all changed as more kids are going into college and Uni there are few new young workers available so the age restrictions have changed. But at 65 later in this month I still don't think I can get a new job out there! What a great shame.
The best job in the world is as a test pilot in a bed factory.
I used to have the best job in the world and then red tape madness happened so I think I may apply! Oh, bah - 7 years too old. I hate being elderly!