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Travel Writers Wanted: Australia Insiders' Guide

This writing opportunity is now closed.

We’re looking for travelers and locals with experience in writing and photography to be a part of our Insider’s Guide to Australia. From Fraser Island to Exmouth, we’re looking for stories, tips and photographs of Australia’s most off-the-beaten track experiences. Whether that be alternative road-trip itineraries to see diverse landscapes and interesting national parks, or foodie adventures checking out the best outback pubs and delicious food produce around the country. In your application we want to hear about authentic and interesting things to see and do, beyond the usual top attractions.

Please only apply for briefs regarding areas you have direct knowledge of. Research is great (and getting the details right is important), but what we’re really looking for is your first-hand expertise.

We’d also like you to weave in some descriptions of what you personally saw and experienced: what wildlife can be seen, what is the geography and scenery, what is the temperature, the weather, what does it feel like to be there – bring these places to life for the reader as much as possible. Assume they know nothing.

Please note – we have specific briefs, with specific requirements for style, tone and approach. DO NOT SEND COMPLETED WORKS THROUGH THE APPLICATION FORM. You must apply to be awarded the commissions, where you should include links to published work or your own travel blog, and if you’re successful, we’ll be in touch with more details regarding the assignment.

Deadlines: Applications have closed.

PaymentUS $0.50 per word.

Expertise required: Professional writers and photographers wanted. See individual stories for more details. Read through our guidelines for writing here.

These stories are designed to be standalone blog posts to be featured on, but will also be reformatted to become a downloadable Insider’s Guide.


All briefs have been assigned. Download one of our latest guides, read our StoriesExplore or Travel Safety blogs to see how you could contribute to World Nomads in future.

Tips for Applicants

Include links to your personal blog, articles that have been published in the past, and a profile page that details your expertise.

The more detail you provide in your application, the better your chances of hearing back from us!

We'll contact you if your pitch has intrigued us. Give us detail that will make us want to know more.

This opportunity is now closed.