You want to become an au pair in Australia? Here you can find tips on how you can find the right host family and how you should apply as an au pair Australia, whether you need a visa or not.


Requirements for an au pair in Australia:

  • australien aupairNot married, no children
  • Age: between 18 and 30 years old
  • Clean criminal record
  • Valid ID or visa
  • Basic English
  • It can be helpful to have a driver's license
  • Duration: 6 - 12 months
  • Visa


Working hours per week

  • Au Pair: 25 - 30 hours
  • Demi-pair: aprox. 20 hours


Au pairs and demi-pairs also have to babysit two nights a week.


Pocket money in Australia

  • Au Pair: 150 – 250 AU$ per week (approx. 100 - 125 Euro)
  • Demi-pair: aprox. 80 AU$ per week (approx. 55 Euro)


Health insurance for au pairs

Exchange rates can change; check out the exchange rate calculator. As an au pair or demi-pair in Australia you have to get international health insurance in your home country before your trip.


Driver´s licence

  • Au Pair: Necessary if you want to work as an au pair in Australia.
  • Demi-pair: It is possible to find work as a demi-pair in Australia without a driver's license.


Costs of au pair stay in Australia

  1. Agency fees: between 250 and 750 Euro
  2. Travel expenses: between 1.000 and 1.500 Euro
  3. Visa costs: approx. 200 Euro
  4. International driver's license: approx. 20 Euro
  5. International insurance / international health insurance: 30-50 Euro per month
  6. 5.000 AU$ (approx. 3.700 Euro) in your savings account that you have to show when you enter the country


Special rules for au pairs in Australia

Your occupation as an au pair or a demi-pair in an Australian host family ends after six months. If you want to stay longer in Australia, you have to find a new host family.


Information for au pairs about Australia

Population: 22.342.400 (from 2010)
Surface: 7.692.030 km2
Australian capital: Canberra
Official language: English
Currency: Australian Dollar (AU$)
  • tropical climate in the north
  • desert-like climate in Central Australia
  • mild climate in the south and east


List of biggiest cities in Australia

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney



More information about "Au Pair in Sydney" here!