Trust the Aussie’s to know how to get the party started! If you thought 2009 was going to be a wash, think again. Tourism Queensland are offering some lucky bugger the Best Job in the World: AUD $150,000 to go live on Hamilton Island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef for six months and all you have to do is feed the fish, clean the pool and check the mail. For real! The role of “Island Caretaker” is a live-in position with flexible working hours. The catch? You’ll be required to report back on your adventures to Tourism Queensland HQ in Brisbane (and the rest of the world) via weekly blogs, photo diary, video updates and ongoing media interviews. So what if you have to do a little work on the side to promote the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. In return, you’ll receive 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. To apply, just go to Island Reef Job. Applications close on 22 February, 2009. The six-month contract commences 1st July 2009. Sign me up mate!