Becoming an Au Pair in Australia

Au Pair Australia

Do you want to become an Au Pair in Australia? Find important information here about visa 417 and visa 462 requirements, Au Pair duties, pocket money, working hours, etc.


Getting a visa

In order to become an Au Pair in Australia a visa is required. Find out which type of visa you need to apply for below.


Answer YES to all these questions and you are eligible to apply for the visa.

Requirements for Working Holiday Visa (417 visa)

Requirements for Work and Holiday Visa (462 visa)

Are you 18 to 30 years old?

Are you 18 to 30 years old?

Are you a citizen of Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, South Korea or Taiwan?

Are you from Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uruguay or Vietnam?

Are you single and without children?

Are you single and without children?

Do you have a good knowledge of English?

Do you have at least $5,000 (AUD) in your account and can you pay for your travel costs?

Do you have at least $5,000 (AUD) in your account and can you pay for your travel costs?

Have you never been to Australia on a Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462 visa)?

Have you never been to Australia on a Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462 visa)?

Are you applying for this visa for the first time in your life?

Do you meet the necessary educational requirements?

Citizens from New Zealand can enter Australia without a visa. They obtain a Special Category Visa (SCV) upon arrival. More information on this topic can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions of the Australian Embassy.


Can't become an Au Pair in Australia? Find information on other host countries.


Duties

As an Au Pair, your primary responsibility is to look after the host family's children. Alongside childcare, you may be asked to help out with light household chores as part of your duties. Clarify with your host family what your exact duties as an Au Pair will be, and ensure these are well defined in an Au Pair contract.

Pocket money

Pocket money is around 250 AUD for 35 hours/week.

Room and board

Room and board will be provided for you by your Host Family for free.

Working hours

Au Pairs in Australia work 25-40 hours per week, including babysitting.

Time off

Before you start working for your host family, you should discuss how many days and evenings you will get off and when these will be with each other. 

Holidays

You should discuss any holiday during this period with your host family, but we recommend two weeks holiday for a stay of six months. 


In Australia there are no official regulations with regard to public holidays for au pairs. We recommend that au pairs have a day off on public holidays. Only in exceptional cases should au pairs work on public holidays. The host family should discuss this with their au pair beforehand.

Language course

During your stay as an Au Pair in Australia, you should participate in an English course. Normally Au Pairs pay for this themselves. 

Travel expenses

It is expected that you pay for your flights to and from Australia. 


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