Travel News: The “Best Job in the World” is Back!

Posted March 6, 2013 by Elica Sue in Blog

A “mock beach” in London’s Waterloo Station.
Photo: PA.

Recently, Tourism Australia launched a competition on late March 4th, called “Best Jobs in the World.”

To apply, one must upload a 30 second video explaining why they should be chosen for the opportunity of taking on one of the six positions available, ranging from Taste Master to Wildlife Caretaker, in Australia.  Due to Australia’s shortage of labor, these “young overseas travellers” would “help to meet the demand for tourism workers around Australia that the industry itself would otherwise find difficult to fill.”

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Tourism Australia will reward winners of the competition with “a $100,000 month ‘salary package,’ including living costs.” Their goal is to target travelers from the age of 18 to 30, who will be able to work under Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program. They have already received “more than 75,000 [applicants].”

To promote the event, Tourism Australia created a mock beach in London’s Waterloo Station (pictured above).

The competition ends on the 10th of April, 2013.

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Elica Sue

Elica Sue is WildJunket's web editor and writer specializing in languages and student travel. Based in California, she grew up with an exposure to a menagerie of culture, language, and art, and is a student pursuing what she is most passionate about: writing, traveling, and learning languages. She blogs at Travelengua.

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