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Tourism Australia is inviting young explorers to take part in the “best jobs in the world” competition, as part of a 4-million-dollar youth tourism campaign.

It is the second time the campaign will take place, with the first in 2009 attracting around 35,000 applicants and achieving worldwide publicity as “the best idea since Willy Wonka decided to hide golden tickets in chocolate bars.”

Each of the jobs will showcase the best tourism attributes of each state and territory of Australia. More importantly for the majority of explorers, each job will also come with a very impressive six month salary package worth $100,000 AUD, including living costs!

The six positions, Chief Funster, Outback Adventurer, Park Ranger, Taste Master and Wildlife Caretaker, are varied and are suited for a wide range of skills – giving each and every explorer a chance.

The new campaign has been designed to target 18 to 30-year-old travellers and showcase the benefits of Australia‘s Working Holiday Maker program, which allows young people from 29 countries to have an extended holiday in Australia and supplement their funds with short-term employment.

It is thought Tourism Australia will also use the applications to create a database of names of people who are interested in a working holiday.

Young tourists spend around 12 billion dollars in Australia each year and make up a quarter of international visitors.

McEvoy said that working holiday makers tend to stay longer, disperse widely and often come back again, with their families, later in their lives.

You can apply here. Take a look at Ben Southall’s, winner of Best Job in the World 2009, video below:

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