The Best Job in the World – Island Caretaker Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Tourism Queensland is seeking applicants for the best job in the world!
- Six-month contract.
- Based on luxurious Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef.
- Live-in position with flexible working hours
- Commences 1st July 2009.

Key Responsibilities:
- Exploring the islands of the Great Barrier Reef to discover what the area has to offer.
Report back on your adventures to Tourism Queensland headquarters in Brisbane (and the rest of the world) via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews.

Other duties:
- Feed the fish - you won’t need to feed them all.
- Clean the pool - Great excuse to dive in and enjoy a few laps.
- Collect the mail – Join the aerial postal service for a day? Get a view of the reef and islands.

Job package:
- A salary package of AUD $150,000 for the six-month contract.
- Return airfares from your nearest capital city (in your home country)
- Accommodation and transport on Hamilton Island
- Travel insurance for the contract period, computer, internet, digital video and stills cameras access, plus travel to a number of the other Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Education/Experience Requirements:
A broad range of experience will be considered, but the successful applicant should

- Excellent interpersonal communication skills
- Good written and verbal English skills
- An adventurous attitude
- Willingness to try new things
- A passion for the outdoors
- Good swimming skills and enthusiasm for snorkelling and/or diving
- Ability to engage with others
- At least one year’s relevant experience

How to apply:
Step 1: Create a video application (in English and in 60 seconds or less) telling us why
you’re the best person for the job and demonstrating your knowledge of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Step 2: Fill out a brief application form and upload your video to
Applications open on 2.00pm UTC 9th January and close 11.59pm UTC 22nd February 2009.

For more information and to apply please visit

Also reported in CNN.


Thats a wonderful news indeed ! we hope to see ya there ! If somebody can do it why not you , me & us ?

Malaysia Boleh !
Tummythoz said…
Wow. Pity I don't have 1 year experience. Hehe.
WOW this sounds like a good job...Tks for sharing this :-)
worldwindows said…
BSG... Malaysia Boleh, Blogger Boleh.

TT... Main work is to blog....more than enough experience lah.

MRC... Looks like most major web news reported on this. A lot of competition.
Yeah it's true...was on the Star paper today as well..:-)
worldwindows said…
Too good to be true! Hope it did not turned out to be a hoax.

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