Tourism Australia has taken one of the most successful tourism campaigns in recent times – Tourism Queensland’s 2009 "Best Job in the World" - and made it bigger by involving most State Tourism Organisations – in a concerted effort to promote the whole of Australia internationally with a single voice. On offer will be six extraordinary jobs in six extraordinary areas, collectively showcasing the best of our country and the best that Australian tourism has to offer the world’s youth travellers. The successful applicant for each job will be paid a six-month salary of up to A$100,000* which includes remuneration, accommodation costs and other agreed living expenses. The work to be carried out by the winners will be determined by each state or territory but as well as carrying out the actual job itself, could include hosting media famils, working with local tourism operators, creating destination content about their region and sharing it through social media channels and blogs.
More than 330,000 people from 196 countries around the world expressed interest in the six dream jobs with more than 40,000 video entries being uploaded.
The most sought-after job has been NSW's Chief Funster (20.2 per cent), closely followed by South Australia's Wildlife Caretaker (19.9 per cent), Queensland's Park Ranger (17.5 per cent), Western Australia's Taste Master (14.7 per cent), Northern Territory's Outback Adventurer (14.3 per cent) and Victoria's Lifestyle Photographer (13.4 per cent).