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Fancy earning £70k for being Australia's Chief Funster? Best Jobs In The World contest opens again

Ayers Rock in Australia's Northern Territory. Photo: Tourism Australia

Struggling to find work or in need of a career change? Then why not become a professional partygoer, adventurer or wine taster.

‘The Best Jobs in the World’ campaign launched today with a recruitment drive to fill six of the most desirable positions in the world.

Tourism Australia has invited wannabe adventurers, rangers and photographers to ‘live the dream’ working in some of the country’s most iconic destinations.

This time, six unique jobs are available with a salary worth AUD $100,000 (just over £67,000).

People aged 18 - 30 are invited to apply for one of the enticing positions listed below:

  • Lifestyle Photographer (Melbourne) - style shoots and share trends in Australia’s most visual and cultural cities
  • Chief Funster (New South Wales) – professional party-goer and VIP: planning and attending concerts and parties
  • Outback Adventurer (Northern Territory) – uncover the best adventures in the Australian outback by sleeping under the stars and immersing yourself in the indigenous culture and traditional bush foods
  • Park Ranger (Queensland) – protect and promote the wildlife in rainforests, waterfalls and on beaches
  • Wildlife Caretaker (South Australia) – care for kangaroos and koalas, and sunbathe with seals on Kangaroo Island
  • Taste Master (Western Australia) – sample the finest wines and tour the best eateries while heading off the beaten track to catch some of the freshest seafood on Australia’s undiscovered coastline
Holiday-makers on Queensland's Lizard Island.

Hampshire-based Ben Southall prevailed against 34,000 other candidates from 200 countries to become the caretaker of the Great Barrier Reef in the successful 2009 competition.

Mr Southall said, “A few years ago I won ‘The Best Job in the World’. 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.”

The Best Jobs in the World initiative is part of Tourism Australia’s campaign to promote Australia’s Working Holiday Maker visa programmes.

Ben Southall from Hampshire won the competition in 2009. Credit: Tourism Australia.

The scheme targets international markets eligible for an Australian Working Holiday Maker visa, including the UK and Ireland, the US and Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.

At a time of high youth unemployment rates in the UK and Ireland, young people have the chance to experience the Australian lifestyle, discover the country and earn a wage.

Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said the promotion will provide excellent opportunities for young people from around the world to come to Australia to holiday, but also to work.

"We've taken one of the most successful tourism campaigns in recent times – ‘Best Job in the World’ - and made it bigger and better by coming up with a competition which represents our breath-taking landscapes, our unique wildlife, great food and wine and, of course, our huge sense of fun," he said.