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With only two days to go until applications close, the race to become USIT’s #OzAmbassador is into the final stretch, but you still have until Tuesday October 24 at 9pm to apply!

Applying could not be easier, just show USIT your personality and travel addiction on Instagram using #OzAmbassador.

They are looking for an outgoing, creative and social media savvy candidate aged between 18-30 who is ready to embark upon an unforgettable year in Australia.

So, what will you get for your efforts?

Well, the chosen candidate will be flown all the way to Oz with Etihad Airways, and the costs of their visa application and travel insurance will be covered by USIT.

Yes, you read that correctly.

And in return, our Ambassador will open a window on their preparations for the big move, their brilliant travel experience to Australia with Etihad Airways including a stopover in Abu Dhabi to enjoy the UAE’s stunning capital.


So, how do you make the dream a reality?

1. You need to show USIT your creative side on social! Tag them using #OzAmbassador across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter showing your photography flair, your on-camera style or your brilliant blogging.

2. Share your post with friends and the best submissions, gaining the most online engagement will make our shortlist.

3. Meet the team here in USIT for a chat about your adventure.

4. Cross your fingers for the winner, announced after Halloween.

In order to qualify as a candidate, applicants must be aged between 18-30 and ready to being their Australian adventure before May 2018. Entries close on October 24. 

Oh, and one more thing while we have you! Don't forget that you can catch up on all your favourite shows for free for a month right here, so sign up now! 



While upping sticks and moving abroad is one of the most exciting things you can do in your youth, it's also pretty damn costly.

Long-haul flights, travel insurance and working visas don't come cheap, so if you're planning a big move but still figuring out throw to stretch your dosh in preparation, you'll be pleased to know Tourism Australia have just made life much simpler for aspiring travellers.

Joining forces with a number of travel companies including USIT, the company is encouraging young people aged between 18 and 30 to take part in their Working Holiday Makers programme.

And that programme includes one very appealing 'all-in' package for just €999 which boasts a one-way flight to Sydney or Australia and a one-year Working Holiday Visa.

In addition to this, applicants will also be provided with a bank account, tax file number, one year’s travel insurance for Australia and New Zealand and one year’s job access.

"Youth travel is a price sensitive market and we’ve been very mindful of that fact as we’ve gone about developing partnerships for this campaign," said John O'Sullivan of Tourism Australia.

“This is the most comprehensive package of youth focused travel offers we’ve ever had in market at one time."

"Our Working Holiday Maker program provides the perfect launch-pad for a life-changing year, maybe even two, combining travel with temporary work," he added.

It is estimated approximately 5,000 Irish citizens, who meet the criteria, will avail of the WHM visa this year.