Matt Murphy of Essence Limousines reckons he's got the best job in the world.
Matt Murphy of Essence Limousines reckons he's got the best job in the world. Contributed

Limo chauffeur says he has best job on Fraser Coast

MATT Murphy is chuffed to be a chauffeur.

For him, driving a stretch limousine and delivering blushing brides and famous faces to fabulous locations is all in a day's work.

The Hervey Bay man owns and operates Essence Limousines with his wife Lisa and has entered Fraser Coast Chronicle's best job in Town competition.

"It's a really cool job…I get to drive a stretch limo around and see awesome spots around town," he said.

The couple started the business four years ago, when they noticed a lack of lack of wedding cars on the Fraser Coast available for their daughter's wedding.

He has since made sure local blokes have kept good on their promise to say "I do" and helped the Fraser Coast's most beautiful brides get to the altar on time.

"Weddings are the bread and butter of the job, no two weddings are the same and no two brides are the same either," he said.

According to Matt, above all, future limousine chauffeurs will spend a lot of time showing people around the region and must absolutely "love driving"

One of his favourite wedding jobs involved a special photo-shoot at an animal sanctuary, where snakes and dingo's got close to his car.

Matt struggles to think of anything his doesn't love about his business but said dealing with passengers who suffer from travel sickness can be tricky.

He says a spotless driving record and good people skills are needed to be successful in the limo business.

The Best Job competition is part of a celebration to launch the Chronicle's new Jobs portal.

The Jobs website also features the latest jobs news and what's happening in the employment sector.

To enter, tell us why your job is so great, and be in the running to win a $1000 Flight Centre voucher, it's our way of rewarding you for all your hard work.

Visit frasercoastchronicle.com.au/bestjob for information, and send us your entry before September 19.



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