Au Pair Jobs

Embark on an incredible childcare experience by becoming an Au Pair abroad! If you have a passion for working with kids and wish to kick-start a future career in this field, being an Au Pair is the perfect work opportunity during your time abroad on a working holiday visa.

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As an Au Pair in Australia, you’ll provide valuable childcare and support to your host family. Your role will involve getting to know the parents and caring for the children. In return, you’ll enjoy your own room in the family’s home, provided meals, and receive a generous allowance. This enriching experience will not only allow you to gain insight into local life but also make you an integral part of the family. Moreover, it will equip your CV with valuable childcare experience, which will impress any future employer, regardless of whether you pursue a career working with children.

Becoming an Au Pair is an exceptional opportunity to nurture your passion for childcare while creating lasting memories and invaluable skills that will benefit you in your personal and professional life.

Discover the highlights of our Paid Work Program, an ideal kickstart for your Working Holiday!

For young adults aged 18-35, this program offers a fantastic opportunity to earn £10 – £16 per hour with weekly pay. Begin with 8 days of excitement in either Sydney or Melbourne, complemented by the amazing inclusions listed below (or choose a cheaper option by joining one of our Australia Arrival Packages):

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Amazing Intro Week

See the amazing sites of Sydney or Melbourne, explore stunning beaches, trek the mountain and splash around in waterfalls. Learn how to surf, discover the Aussie culture then kick back at a BBQ Aussie style. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife and take a selfie with a kangaroo, fun night out in town…welcome to Australia!

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Friendship for life

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures and with our small groups that’s just what you’ll get. You’ll meet some fun, young and amazing people from all over the world, as well our awesome group leader. This is perfect way to make friends and share the experience – after all, who wants to explore Australia alone?

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We cover the essentials

Australia Bank Account
Australian SIM Card
Tax File Number
Medicare Guidance
Exclusive Travel Tips
Free Mail Holding
Support the whole time you’re in Australia
Luggage Storage

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Employment help

After a brilliant week of fun in the sun! Then it’s time to get job hunting with the help of our expert jobs team: We’ll help you find a job and get you set for up to a year of paid work. Get advice and assistance organising interviews & arranging accommodation, training course, plus lifetime access to employer database and advice.

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All included, Great value

All Accommodation
All Activities
An Instant Group of Friends
All Transfers
Airport Pickup Arrangement
Support before, during & after the trip
Some Meals & Drinks, BBQ and Party

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Helpful group leader

Our tour leaders are what make us special. They’ll be your best mate, dance partner, share all their local knowledge and work their bums off to show you the trip of a lifetime! Our crew are experts in Australia travel and are here to support you.

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Areas of employment

Some typical areas of employment include: Farm Work, Accounts, Banking, Au-Pair Jobs, Nanny, Childcare, Hospitality, Chef, Beauty, IT, Media, Office, Admin Jobs, Retail, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Teaching, Coaching Jobs.

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Great wages

Wages are typically between £10 (AU $18) and £16 (AU $30) an hour, so get out there and start earning! Especially you only pay 15% for taxes as a working holiday maker. If you’re an expert in your field, you can earn much higher then the average wage.

SYDNEY GAP YEAR

A perfect way to get your Working Holiday off to a great start from Sydney!

Start with 8 days of fun in Sydney plus 12 months of expert job offers, advice and support – awesome! Expect to earn $25 to $35 an hour with paid work in Oz!

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MELBOURNE GAP YEAR

A perfect way to get your Working Holiday off to a great start from Melbourne!

Start with 8 days of fun in Melbourne plus 12 months of expert job offers, advice and support – awesome! Expect to earn $25 to $35 an hour with paid work in Oz!

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SYDNEY ARRIVAL PACKAGE

Kick start your working holiday visa in Australia with the arrival package.

A Work & Travel package takes the stress out of your first few days in a new country as well as giving you ongoing assistance with finding a job.

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MELBOURNE ARRIVAL PACKAGE

Kick start your working holiday visa in Australia with the arrival package.

A Work & Travel package takes the stress out of your first few days in a new country as well as giving you ongoing assistance with finding a job.

Book now Tour Details

EAST COAST AUSTRALIA

Explore the East Coast of Australia with our ultimate East Coast Tours

Personalised Itineraries for 18 to 30s, backpackers & travellers. Enjoy 4 weeks of backpacking along the Aussie East Coast with expert support every step of the way!

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Au Pair & Childcare Jobs Abroad

Become an Au Pair abroad and gain amazing childcare experience! If you’re looking to kick-start a future career working with kids, becoming an Au Pair is the ideal work opportunity abroad. Head off for an Au Pair adventure, earn money and gain great childcare experience abroad!

As an Au Pair, you’ll be providing childcare and support to your host family. You’ll get to know the parents and help look after the kids. Your own room in the family home and all meals are included, plus you’ll earn a great allowance. Becoming an Au Pair is a great way to gain an insight into local life, and you’ll soon become part of the family! You’ll also gain great childcare experience for your CV. Even if you don’t want to work with children in the future, any employer will be impressed with the commitment and skills it takes to complete an Au Pair placement.

Au Pair & Childcare Jobs in Australia

There are a lot of benefits to au pairing down under! Australia is a majestic place filled with diverse and active people, beautiful city/landscapes, delicious barbie’s (BBQ’s) and of course the alluring beaches. Although there are some important things to keep in mind when embarking on this au pair adventure…so read on, mate!

Length of Program

Between 3 – 12 months (depending on your visa specifications) with a 6 months maximum per host family.

Responsibilities/Workload

Keep in mind your main purpose is to provide excellent childcare and if you feel like some of you “responsibilities” start to fall outside of childcare, it’s imperative that you have an open, honest conversation with you host family right away so that the expectations can be further discussed. Clear communication with your host family is key to your overall success as an au pair. Always treat the children lovingly and act as an older sister or brother mentor to them (minus the bickering over who gets the bathroom longer).

Location

Some of the most popular cities in Australia are: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cairns, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra.

Compensation

On average, an au pair in Australia can expect to earn between $150 – $230 AUD per week (aka “pocket change”) which is about $7 AUD per hour. An au pair will work between 20 – 40 hours plus 1 or 2 evenings per week. You will usually get 2 days every week as well. You should receive your own room in the house and three meals per day. Note that the travel costs to and from Australia are not required to be covered by the host family. Typically, if you are with a family for 6 months, it is appropriate to ask for 2 weeks off (aka “holiday time”).

In case of sickness, the host family should consult a doctor if needed and your allowance should still be paid during this period. In case of an emergency, it is highly recommended that you have your own health and travel insurance coverage during your stay in Australia because your host family is not responsible to cover your medical or emergency costs.

When and Where to Start Looking

Searching and choosing an au pair placement agency can be daunting because there is so much information out there, but going through an agency is the safest and least stressful route to take when applying for au pair jobs in Australia. Here are a couple sites to get started: Au Pair Australia and AuPairWorld or check out our Backpacker Jobs in Australia page.

Application Process

Typically, you will have to complete the required paperwork online and go through an interview process through your chosen agency.

Depending on the agency you go choose (their services will vary), you can expect to be placed with a carefully screened host family, pre-arranged transportation from the airport to your new “home”, training material, a welcome packet, a newsletter subscription, introductions to other au pairs in the area and possible discounts on au pair club travel/excursions, etc.

Remember: You will pay an agency fee, but it’s worth it if you’re not sure where to get started or don’t feel confident in your abilities to coordinate your own au pair exchange.

Visa Requirements

Depending on your country of origin, you will apply for one of two visas: the Work and Holiday Visa Subclass 462 or Subclass 417.

Interviewing

The interview is important because it gives the host family a sense of who you are, what your personality is like, and if you would be a potentially good fit for their family. It’s just as important for you to find the right host family as it is for them to pick a candidate that will fit into their lives. You can expect them to ask you things about your previous childcare experience, your language skills, where you live, educational background, and driving history (obviously driving internationally has different laws and they will want to know whether it’s a possibility for you to operate a vehicle safely for the sake of planning the children’s activities, etc.).

Culture Tips

Bringing a small gift from your home country is a nice touch when you first meet your host family. Also, writing a letter prior to your arrival is fairly standard as well. Overall, Australians are very down to earth and they value authenticity/sincerity. Pretentiousness is not a quality that is appreciated and they can relate to someone who can poke fun at themselves (in other words, don’t take yourself too seriously). Australians highly value personal relationships but tend to be informal in social settings. Barbie’s (BBQ’s) are quite common and it’s polite to bring a dish or some beer/wine to share. Australians are direct communicators and use colorful language (you’ve been warned…)

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