Canadian Greg Snell landed the spot of wildlife caretaker, where he will be doing everything from waking up the kangaroos to swimming with dolphins and sea lions in South Australia.
In his winning 30-second video, Snell said he had a "very serious ambition to be a baby penguin supervisor" when he grows up. The baby penguins behind him looked totally supervised.
Ireland's Allan Dixon won the coveted title of outback adventurer. In his winning video, Dixon admitted that when he was eight years old, he got lost on his local beach. Well he must've learned a thing or two from that experience because he'll now be embarking on six months of outback adventures through the Northern Territory!
Brazil's Robert Seba won the job of lifestyle photographer in Melbourne and France's Elisa Detrez won the job of park ranger in Queensland.
A seventh job was awarded by Virgin Australia to American Cameron Ernst, who will fly the length and breadth of Australia as the airline's new "high flyer," and reviewing his experience.
Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy congratulated all the winners and said the real winner was the natural beauty and diversity of Australia which has been promoted all over the world thanks to the competition.
But, if we're being honest, the real winner is Australian tourism — and the economy.
"[P]artners like Virgin Australia and STA Travel [are] reporting increased bookings and Tourism Australia [is] seeing a significant spike in international interest in Australia's Working Holiday Maker program," McEvoy said in a statement.
STA Travel reported travel bookings from the US doubled during the contest from a year earlier, bookings from Germany jumped 42 percent and bookings from the UK increased 17 percent.
Tourism Australia also plans to take it further, promoting "working holidays" in addition to regular vacations for anyone who missed out on one of the "Best Jobs." The Australian Working Holiday Facebook page already has about 475,000 "likes" and about 52,000 people are "talking about" it.
The winners will start their jobs sometime between August and December and they will be tasked not only with eating, adventuring, wildlife caretaking and fun-making, they will also be blogging, Tweeting and making videos of their experience to promote Australian tourism.
I'd just like to add: If any of you need to call in sick, I'm available to fill in as a temp!