We are 6 lucky ones, but you must be surprised to see 8 people on this Aussie map... so what happened?!?
Actually, a seventh job was awarded by Virgin Australia, one of the partners of the contest.
And Tasmania realized that it's was a pity not to take part in this worldwide campaign and decided last minute to give another Best Job to one of the finalists, who becomes “The Tasmania Devil Wrangler”.
Let's me introduce you to my new colleagues and friends!
With a certain adventurous spirit and a great passion for the wide-open spaces of the Northern Territory, Allan sleeps under the stars in a bush camp, soars across postcard-worthy landscapes in a hot air balloon. Immersed in indigenous culture, he tastes traditional bushfoods and gazes upon breathtaking sunsets at Uluru.
Taste Master: Rich Keam (England):
Rich has the difficult task to tour the best restaurants, wineries, breweries, pubs and lobster eateries in the region ! Sometimes heading off the beaten path to catch some of the freshest seafood on Western Australia's undiscovered coastline.
Responsible for the care and wellbeing of Kangaroo Island in South Australia, Greg has a deep kinship for native wildlife, nurturing the unspoilt landscape and breathtaking ecosystem. His duties: talk to wallabies, care for koalas, sunbake with seals, feed echidnas and mother penguins!
Lifestyle Photographer: Roberto Seba
Roberto has to capture the essence of Melbourne's laneways, cool cafes, hidden rooftop bars, major festivals and music events. He has 6 months to experience hidden secrets and share new trends with the rest of the world.
Graham Michael Freeman
Drinving his campervan all around the beautiful island, Graham is lucky to wake up everyday in front of stunning scenery. One of his duties : capturing the famous Tasmanian Devil, good luck with that !
Chief funster: Andrew Smith (USA):
Based in Sydney from December, he will assist to promote food festivals, lifestyle, sports, cultural, entertainment and arts events. Tweet, #tag and post will become his new routine. As a Sydney VIP, the city won't have any secret for him! So, if you want to go to Sydney and need an insider tip, contact Andrew.
Don't get confused, Cameron is not a new stewart !He flies the length and breadth of the country as the airline's new 'High Flyer', championing Australia's best customer service experiences. In each state, he comes and visits one of us. He has the chance to experience a bit of each Best jobs.
You are dreaming and imagining yourself in Australia and you think “I want to apply too!” but you don't know how?
To be honest, this is the second edition of the contest (first in 2009) and we can't count on a new one next year...
However, if our adventure appeals to you and you would like to come and join, there are many other ways to fly over Oz:
1. Working Holiday Visa
You are between 18-30: why not applying for a Working Holiday Program?
After a few clicks on the web, you could get it electronically. Thanks to it, you are allowed to come in, travel and work in specific fields for one year.
For more information, you can have a look at these useful websites:
* Australia.com & Official Facebook page
* Australian Immigration website for your application in only a few clicks
* Information Planet
2. Tourism Visa
For the others, you can ask for a Tourism Visa and stay for 3 months in the country, go on