Fancy becoming a professional wombat cuddler? Now's your chance

Applications for 'Chief Wombat Cuddler' are now open.

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Drop everything you're doing, hand in your notice, and pack your bags - it's time for you to move to Tasmania.

The job of a professional wombat cuddler is waiting for you there.


Tassie’s Flinders Island, just off shore of Tasmania, is looking for someone to take care of its most famous wombat, Derek (great wombat name, btw).

Derek has been getting quite a lot of attention lately, thanks to a real cute YouTube video of his that went viral.

The wombat can't really handle the fame and hundreds of people who want to come and visit him, so he needs someone to keep him company and cuddle the stress away. That's where you come in.

All you have to do is fill out this application form before 10pm on April 16.

Unfortunately, entrants must be Australian residents, but don't let that stop you from going over there and cuddling as many wombats as possible. Believe in your dreams.

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