Au pair in New Zealand - rules and requirements Au pair in New Zealand - rules and requirements

New Zealand is a country of green hills, clear lakes, majestic mountains and beautiful beaches.
New Zealand doesn't have an official au pair program, but If you want to be an au pair in New Zealand, you must apply for Working Holiday Program.
As an au pair in New Zealand, you can explore exotic nature, enjoy adventure activities, experience local culture while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.

Below are the basic requirements for au pair program in New Zealand. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website.

Requirements for au pairs in New Zealand

18-30 years old
Can't be married and have children
Good knowledge of English
Be able to pay for travel expenses
Never been to New Zealand on Working Holiday Visa before
More info on Working Holiday Visa at New Zealand Immigration.

Requirements for host families in New Zealand

Have at least one child under the age of 18
Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals
Provide au pair with pocket money from 170-230 NZD / week
Au pair duties cannot exceed 40 hours / week
Au pair stay: 12 months
Be an English speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange