This May Be the Best Job Opening in the World: Chief Wombat Cuddler

Want to cuddle Derek, the wombat in Tasmania? Applicants welcome.

— -- Love cuddling furry animals and traveling? Then Tasmania's tourism group has just the job for you.

Tourism Tasmania has organized a competition to win the coveted "Chief Wombat Cuddler" position. Interested applicants have to fill out a form and describe in 25 words or less "why you’re the best person to fill the role of Chief Wombat Cuddler."

"Not only will you and a friend be flown from your nearest Australian capital city to Tasmania’s Flinders Island to smother our little friend with affection, you’ll get to spend three nights exploring Derek’s island home," the competition's website states.

But, sorry, the contest organizers said the competition is only open to Australian residents who are 18 and older.

The contest deadline is April 16 at 10 p.m. AEDST.