Dublin man Allan Dixon has won Australia’s ‘Best Job in the World’ competition. Out of 45,000 people from 196 countries, he was shortlisted down to 25 people, then made it the finals and has now become one of six people to win these coveted jobs.
His new 'job' is 'Outback Adventurer' in the Northern Territory of Australia. His new position entails journeying through the Outback, meeting the locals and discovering exciting adventures - sounds like a pretty groovy job alright - and he gets paid for it! Dixon will be paid $100,00 AUD, the equivalent of around €70,000, for 6 months!
His website DixonDownUnder.com has tweets and pics of support for Dixon from people all over the world - this campaign even got the support of Bear Grylls. He also got support from the Irish government Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Senator David Norris:
Here is the video that started his amazing journey to secure one of the coolest jobs in the world.
Photos © Allan Dixon - Twitter & Facebook