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Au pair in Sydney? Do you want to work as an au pair in Sydney? Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Sydney.

 

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Information at a glance

City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Language: English
Surface area: 1.664 km²
Population: 4.627.345 (2011)
Country code and area code: +61 2
Webseite: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

 

Au pair stay in Sydney

Sydney is the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales and Australia's biggest city. It is considered one of the most important industrial, commercial and financial centers in Australia.

 

Many people say that Sydney, with its extensive sandy beaches, is the most beautiful city in the world. It attracts people from all over the world, which gives the city a very interesting, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

 

If you want to work as an au pair in Sydney, you need to apply for the Working Holiday Visa. This visa allows you to live, work and travel in Australia for 12 months. However, you have to change host families after 6 months.

 

Being an au pair in Sydney

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours au pairs: 25-30 hours per week
  • working hours demi paris: 20 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary au pair: 150 - 180 AU$ per week
  • salary demi pair: around 80 AU$ per week
  • duration of au pair stay: 6 – 12 months
  • health insurance: you have to take out a health insurance policy for Australia before you start your au pair stay
  • language course: there are public and private language schools
  • driver's license: driver's license is not required

 

What to do in your free time in Sydney

Au pairs in Australia get 1,5 to 2 days off per week. Take advantage of this free time to see the city and meet new people. Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your day as there are many things to do and see in Sydney, such as the Opera House, museums, galleries and many popular shopping malls.

 

Sydney is also a great city for going out at night, there are countless bars, restaurants and clubs.

 

Find out more about Sydney's nightlife on: www.sydneyinternships.com.au

 

The most important sights in Sydney

  1. Bondi Beach
  2. Chinatown
  3. Darling Harbour
  4. Manly
  5. Opera House
  6. Paddy´s Markets
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens
  8. Sydney Harbour Bridge
  9. Sydney Sky Tower
  10. The Rocks – Sydney's oldest neighborhood

 

Language schools in Sydney

One important goal during an au pair stay in Sydney is obviously to improve your English skills.

 

Apart from practicing the language with your host family, you can also take language classes.

 

You can take language classes all year round, but during off-season the courses are cheaper and the class sizes are smaller.

 

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Sports in Sydney

Australia is the perfect place for sports enthusiasts. Australians love pretty much any type of sport and you will probably pass rugby players, joggers or surfers every day. Australia is also famous for extreme sports. For example, have you ever heard of bridge climbing?

 

In Sydney you can just climb on top of the Harbour Bridge and try it out!

 

Our sport tips: If you like running, we recommend jogging on the Harbour Bridge. Surf beginners should check out Manly Beach.

 

 

Sports in Sydney:

  1. surfing
  2. rugby
  3. gyms
  4. yoga and Pilates courses
  5. sports centers
  6. biking
  7. jogging
  8. climbing

 

Exploring the surroundings of Sydney

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Sydney.

 

 

Some popular destinations around Sydney are:

  • Barrington Tops – area of untouched wilderness
  • Blue Mountains
  • Central Coast
  • Hawkesbury Valley
  • Hunter Valley
  • Kiama and the area around Shellharbour
  • Lake Macquarie

 

 

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