Who wants to be a model or a TV diva when you could walk on the beach and scuba dive, being paid to do what is purportedly the best job in the world.

Queensland’s latest tourism campaign is giving someone the chance to get paid $150,000 to live six months rent-free on the Great Barrier Reef.

Applicants are advised that the job requires regular walks on white sandy beaches, sitting under palm trees and swimming with turtles.

The successful candidate will have to keep a blog and photo diary in exchange for six months rent-free on Hamilton Island.

The ‘island caretaker’ position was created as part of a three-year $1.7 million marketing strategy by Tourism Queensland, however, Qld Tourism chief, Anthony Hayes, says the job is not just a publicity stunt.

“Yes this is part of a unique Tourism Queensland strategy to promote the islands of the Great Barrier Reef internationally, but candidates will have to go through a genuine recruitment process,” asserts Hayes.

The winning candidate will be chosen from a shortlist of 11 and must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator, be able to speak and write English, have an adventurous attitude, enjoy snorkelling and/or diving and be willing to try new things.

Newspup is already in the process of hiring Baz Luhrmann to help with the application video.