Au pair in Australia - rules and requirements
Australia is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its deserts, beaches, exotic flora and fauna.
There is no official Au Pair program in Australia, but you can find a family that is suitable for you and that will help you have an unique, unforgettable experience. As an au pair in Australia, you will most likely travel on a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462). You may also come on a student visa or any other visa with working rights.
Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in Australia. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.
Requirements for au pairs in Australia
|18-30 years old|
|Can't be married and have children|
|Good knowledge of English|
|Be able to pay for travel expenses|
Requirements for host families in Australia
|Have at least one child under the age of 13|
|Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals|
|Provide au pair with pocket money from 200-250 AUD / week|
|Au pair duties cannot exceed 20-40 hours / week|
|Au pair stay: 12 months|
|Be an English speaking family with Australian culture|
|May not have family ties with the au pair|
|Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality|
The Australian Au-Pair Families Association (AAPFA) - is an independent advocate to represent the Au Pair industry in Australia.