An Irishman has secured one of the "Best jobs in the World" working as an outback adventurer in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Entrepreneur Allan Dixon, from Dublin, defeated thousands of entrants worldwide to secure one of six "Best Jobs in the World".

He secured a six-month contract and A$100,000 package (€72,000).

Mr Dixon's day-to-day duties will involve getting up close and personal with Australia's wildlife.

He will travel through the outback, meet the locals and discover exciting new adventures for young travellers.

Mr Dixon, who has already launched and sold his own internet company, has spent the last week in Australia with 17 other international finalists.

The finalists undertook a series of adventure, nature-based, social media and photography challenges, as part of a rigorous final selection process for six dream jobs in Australia.

Mr Dixon beat contestants Graham Freeman from the US and Aude Mayans from France to take the coveted prize of Outback Adventurer.

The other jobs went to Eliza Detrez of France (Park Ranger, Queensland); Andrew Smith, US (Chief Funster, New South Wales); Roberto Seba, Brazil (Lifestyle Photographer, Melbourne); Rich Keam, England (Taste Master, Western Australia) and Greg Snell from Canada (Wildlife Caretaker, South Australia).