Do you love working with children? Have you always wanted to live abroad? By becoming an au pair with Au Pair International, you have the awesome opportunity to travel, while caring for children and earning money!

Being an au pair in Australia is unlike any other childcare experience. Enjoy a dip in the sea after a day of working with children and running errands. Meet up with new friends from all over the world. Visit the Outback for your own photographic adventure or take a boat ride through Sydney Cove!

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Placements Throughout Australia



Short and Long Term Programs Available, From 6-12 Months

Pocket Money

250-300 AUD Per Week

Program Details

  • Caring for the host family’s children
  • Engaging the children in games and educational activities
  • Taking the children to and from school and other activities
  • Preparing meals and snacks for the children
  • Babysitting in the evenings as needed by the host family
  • Performing light household work such as tidying up, laundry, and daily grocery shopping
  • Other duties as outlined in the au pair contract with each host family
  • A Single Room in the host family home with full board (3 meals each day)
  • Pocket Money of 250-300 AUD per week
  • Health Insurance covered under emergency care by government plan
  • Placement Fee of $495 ($95 due at application and remainder due upon match)
  • Travel arrangements to and from Australia
  • Federal criminal record check
  • Cost to obtain a visa
  • Document processing/translation fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other expenses as outlined in the agreement between au pair and host family
  • Up to 35 hours per week
  • Hours may vary based upon host family’s schedule/needs

Participant Requirements

  • 18-30 years of age
  • High school diploma
  • Unmarried/no children
  • First aid knowledge preferred
  • Drivers preferred
  • Financial means to support yourself while on program


  • Possess a strong desire to work with children and become part of an Australian host family.
  • Adequate and verifiable childcare and/or babysitting experience required.


  • References
  • Federal criminal record check
  • Medical check
  • Passport


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