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How to become an Au Pair in Australia: requirements

Au Pair requirements in Australia
Australia or the land Down Under is a great destination for Au Pairs, with stunning landscapes, a wild, unspoiled outback, long, sandy beaches and one of a kind flora and fauna. The majority of Australia’s population live within 100 kilometres of the coast. If you visit Australia you will most likely enjoy the beautiful beaches as well!
 
But that’s not all: recent studies prove that the best place to live in is also in Australia. Melbourne topped 140 rivals and became the most liveable city in the world. 
 
Australia has no official Au Pair program, therefore this country has more flexible requirements for applicants. The Au Pair is expected to be a young person who hasn’t started a family yet and who is deeply interested in the culture of the host country. The applicant should also know English enough to communicate with local people and fully enjoy the stay abroad. What else?

Au Pair requirements in Australia

As there are no official requirements of the Au Pair program in Australia (no official program through the government), the only requirements you need to worry about are the visa requirements, which are generally as follows: 
If you fulfil these requirements, take your chance! 

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Au Pair in Australia: step by step guide

1
Find a Host Family at AuPair.com 
You can register at AuPair.com, create a profile and find a perfect Host Family in Australia. Just have a look around the platform!
 
2
Check the validity of your passport
Your passport will be crucial during the visa application - check now if it is valid and if it remains valid through the whole stay.
 
3
Take care of the paperwork - sign the contract!
Invite your Host Family for a video-call and discuss in details your contract - point by point! If both sides agree with the terms of cooperation, sign the contract. Ask your family for a letter of invitation as well - it may be helpful during the visa application. 
 
4
Apply for a visa to Australia
Depending on your nationality, you will need to apply for a right visa to Australia. Only the citizens of New Zealand don’t need visa to enter Australia. If you belong to any other country, keep reading! 
 
5
Insurance in Australia
If you receive a visa and you know the exact date of your departure, it’s time to take care of one of the most important points - your insurance for Australia. The insurance has to fulfil your visa requirements - read more about the type of visa you are about to receive and purchase the right kind of the insurance!
 
6
Plan your trip!
It’s almost done - now you need to pack your suitcase, think of some gifts for your Host Family and watch your dreams come true. Make sure that you have all the necessities packed - check twice if visa, ID card, passport and all the documents are in your luggage. 


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