Thousands of people worldwide have applied for the chance to become a Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia as part of a major tourism campaign.
As of last week, South Australia’s job was the second most popular, having received almost 8000 of the 40,000 applications from all over the world, and the Wildlife Caretaker website had recorded more than 200,000 views.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the large number of Wildlife Caretaker applications was testament to the appeal of South Australia as a destination for tourists worldwide.
“The experiences on offer are distinctly South Australian, so through social media and worldwide promotion of the position the state receives valuable exposure as a fantastic working holiday destination,” Mr Bignell said.
“Although it has been aimed at 18-30 year olds, it’s been great to see people across a range of age groups attracted to the position.
“This campaign is a wonderful opportunity for South Australia to showcase its liveability, breathtaking landscapes, amazing wildlife, festivals, food and wine to a broad audience.”
The successful candidate for the South Australian job will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with seals, dolphins, kangaroos, koalas and sharks on Kangaroo Island, the Eyre Peninsula, Adelaide Hills and other regions.