THREE Irish candidates have made it one step closer to securing their dream of the ‘best job in the world’.
Tourism Australia has narrowed down its search to fill six dream jobs from almost 600,000 applications to just 150.
Richard Cullen, Allan Dixon and Heber Hanly are all among the lucky hopefuls who made it through to the next stage.
The applicants had to submit a 30 second video outlining why they believed they should secure their dream job.
Both Richard and Heber are applying for the position of lifestyle photographer.
Richard spent much of last year travelling the world, keeping a photo and video diary as he went – he also has written travel articles for newspapers and websites.
Meanwhile in Heber’s witty video he explains how much of his work is focused on documenting the lives of Irish people in their 20s.
Allan for is applying Outback Adventurer - he explains that it is his passion for exploration, which he has developed from a young age, that makes him perfect for the job.
The six dream jobs on offer are Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia, Chief Funster in New South Wales, Park Ranger in Queensland, Taste Master in Western Australia, Outback Adventurer in Northern Territory and Lifestyle Photographer in Melbourne, Victoria.
Andrew McEvoy, Tourism Australia’s Managing Director, said it was very exciting to see three people from Ireland progress to the final stages.
“The Irish entries are all fantastic. Now it’s time for the short listed contestants to show the Irish public what they’re made of.
“We’re looking for great storytellers, someone adventurous, inspiring – a person eager to jump into the role and soak up all Australia has to offer,” he said.