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Au Pair in Australia

If you want to work as an Au Pair in Australia - we can get you a job before you leave NZ.

This eliminates the risk of getting there and not being able to find work, saving you lots of cash. We have lovely families and the pay is great. Placements are for a minimum of 6 months.

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Can I apply to be an Au Pair in Australia?

We have three levels for Au Pairing in Australia - and I am sure one will suit you. 

  1. Au Pair in Australia– 200 hours minimum experience. You will care for children over the age of three years old only.
  2. Au Pair in Australia Plus – you can care for children under 3 years old as well as over. You will need 100 hours with under 3's.
  3. Au Pair Platinum – have a minimum of 2 years full time experience or hold a degree or child care related certification 

When is the best time to start a job as an Au Pair in Australia.

  • January - limited placements
  • February – excellent
  • March – excellent
  • April – excellent
  • May – excellent
  • June – excellent
  • July - average
  • August – average to good
  • September – average to good
  • October –average to good
  • November – average to good
  • December - average

So - what that means is - if you are flexible on your start date we can place you. Don't book your flights until we have found you a confirmed job as an au pair in Australia. I know cheap flights can be tempting but you'll lose any savings you made pretty quickly while waiting for a job.

What do I get as an Au Pair Australia program participant

  • Safe introductions to vetted host families who are looking for a 'cultural childcare' experience (not a 'cheap cleaner')
  • You then choose the family you are most happy with - we will assist with setting up interviews by phone and skype
  • Sydney Orientation on arrival (2 half days)
  • First Aid Course on arrival -this is during Orientation so it is compulsory and the cost is $50AUD
  • Optional Sydney Airport Transfer and 3 Nights accommodation including 3 breakfasts in a Hostel near Orientation
  • Local support on arrival and during your stay

  • National travel expenses paid for you to get from Sydney to family after Orientation if needed
  • On arrival you'll receive details of other au pairs in your area with a welcome letter and things to do in your area to help you settle in quickly
  • Rematch service if required as long as there is no misconduct involved, and is subject to availability & suitability
  • Information on setting up a bank account & How to get Working with Children Check
  • A Program Handbook
  • Completion Bonus of $500AUD paid at the end of your 6 month placement.
  • Minimum of one full and one half day off per week
  • Australian mobile sim card
  • VIP membership & Discount book

What hours and pay will I get with Au Pair Australia ($AU)?



Pocket Money


Au Pair

25-35 hours

$200 - $250


36-45 hours

$250 - $290


Au Pair Plus

25-35 hours

$200 - $250


36-45 hours

$250 - $380


Au Pair Platinum

25-35 hours

$270 - $340


36-45 hours

$340 - $450


*to be paid upon completion by the host family)

Apply now

Download the following Au Pair Australia application forms, complete and mail to us or add to a Dropbox Folder and Share Folder with us. Sign up for a free dropbox via http://db.tt/JdLLcsr8 . We will still need the originals mailed to us. We will let you know if your application has been accepted and organise an interview within a few days of receiving your application. 

If we do not feel we can accept your application, everything including your fee will be returned to you.

Documents we need completed.

Australia Au Pair Application

  • Au Pair Australia Application Form
  • Photos - submit 4-6 photos of you with children you care for, include a family photo if possible. Add descriptions.
  • Our completed police check application form
  • Copy of your Passport & Driving Licence or 18+ card
  • Application Video - talk about you, your experience and why you'd like to au pair in Australia - add to Youtube as an "unlisted" link and email us the link.

Do I need to drive to be an Au Pair in Australia?

  • You do not need a Driving License to get an au pair job in Australia
  • Smokers may not find placements easily.
  • Check out some current jobs we have available

Costs to apply to be an Au Pair in Australia including optional costs

  • Australian Compulsory Childcare Screening Check - payable at Orientation  - mandatory for all childcare workers in Australia $80AUD 
  • *Australian First Aid Course in Sydney during Orientation Day - $50AUD *Only if required by family
  • Program Fee - payable at time of application - refunded if you do not meet basic criteria - $550NZ
  • Travel Insurance for 7 months $259.00 to $369.00 through our IWHTravel Department - Flight search service - we will find you the best flights once you are placed

Please mail or email the documents to us and complete the payment form below. 

Fill out my online form.

Hi Shelby, 
Yeah everything's Great!
I'm gonna stay on with them after the 6 months.
Kaela :)

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