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Published on Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tourism Australia swamped by job applications

Tourism Australia has been inundated with applications for its Best Jobs in the World campaign.

Launched four weeks ago, the tourism authority has received 515,308 applications from more than 287,000 people.

Brits account for 76,658 of these.

The six successful candidates will get an AUD$100,000 package - around £67,000 - which includes six months' salary for jobs described as a park ranger, a lifestyle photographer, a taste master, a chief funster, a wildlife caretaker and an outback adventurer.

The campaign is to highlight the benefits of the Working Holiday Visa Maker Programme - available to those aged between 18 and 30 wanting to work and travel in Australia.

For the six month period ending December 2012, grants of the Working Holiday Visa to British citizens had increased by 16% compared to the same six month period the previous year.

Those interested in applying for one of the six best jobs need to upload their video entry by 10 April 2013 to

Rodney Harrex, regional general manager, Tourism Australia, said: "The huge response to the 'Best Jobs' recruitment drive, and the increasing demand for Working Holiday Visas shows that young Brits are looking to live the Aussie lifestyle, swapping the challenging economic environment here for a new adventure down under."

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