Au pair in Australia: Requirements

Au pair in Australia

Au pairs travelling to Australia and host families willing to host, in this page you will be able to find all kind of information to become an Au pair in Australia, in order to plan ahead your Au pair stay in Australia.

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Travelling as au pair to Australia, to any of the main cities is possible as we have families in all main cities and towns such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth. For most au pairs, is the way to make your dreams come true and experience a lifetime experience. For Australian host families is like bringing a foreign culture into your home while they get flexible and affordable childcare.

To enjoy the best way your Australian au pair stay, is important to find out which requirements you have to fulfill in order to participate in the Au Pair program for both au pairs and host families in Australia. 

Requirements for Au pairs in Australia

The Au Pair:

  • Age: Be between the ages of 18 and 26 when your program starts

  • Nationality: You were born in: Belgium,Canada,Denmark,Estonia,Finland,France,Germany,Hong Kong,Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan,The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • You are single and without children

  • Have a driver’s license

  • Be available for a 6 or 12 month position

  • Be in good health and have no criminal record

  • You have a Conversational level of English

  • You must not have previously entered Australia on a work and holiday visa


Requirements for Host Families in Australia 

Family Requirements and obligations when hosting an au pair

  • Provide the au pair with a private bedroom and pocket money

  • Provide three meals a day

  • Take time to train their au pair in her duties and family routines

  • Provide your au pair a positive cultural exchange experience and welcome them as a member of the family

  • Respect free days, vacations and bank holidays

If your family meets these requirements, you can be on your way to hosting an au pair in a matter of a couple of weeks.

Have you already registered as a family

More information on the au pair program in Australia

–       Au pair Pocket money in Australia, How Much Pocket Money Do I Pay My Au Pair? 

–       Au pair Tasks 

–       Duties for au pairs in Australia 

–       Au pair Contract

–       Entry requirements and visas

–       Au pair training for Australia

–       Au Pair in Australia – Contract, Salary, conditions