Hire Au Pair/Nanny or senior caregiver
Forgot?
Register

Host Families - Au Pair in Australia


Do you consider becoming a host family in Australia? Then you probably have a lot of questions. In the following AuPair.com is giving you the answers to the most important question about the Au Pair program in Australia. 
 
1. Can we become a Host Family?
2. Au Pair wages and hours
3. Time off and holiday
4. Length of stay
5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?
6. Insurance
7. What should my Au Pair do /  NOT do?


1. Can we become a Host Family?


Make sure you fulfill the requirements to become a Host Family in Australia before you start looking for an Au Pair:

  • You have at least one under-age child
  • English is the main language in your family
  • You can provide the Au Pair with a private room
  • You can host an Au Pair for up to 12 months
  • You will be paying the Au Pair between 170 and 280 AUS $ a week
  • You are looking for an Au Pair with a different nationality than your own
Find out what are the requirements to become an Au Pair in Australia here

Further information on the requirements to become a Host Family in Australia


2. Au Pair wages and hours


Wages

Au Pairs in Australia are expected to earn between 170 and 280 AUS a week.

The Au Pair will be in charge of bearing the travel expenses unless the family offers to pay for it.
 
Please do not transfer money to the Au Pair before its arrival! If you want to pay a share of the travel costs, arrange an installment payment with the Au Pair, starting after the Au Pair's arrival.

Hours

The working hours of an Au Pair in Australia are around 25 and 35 hours / week. 

Find out further information on AuPairAustralia.net


3. Time off and holiday


The Au Pair will have a day off a week and this should be at least once a month Sunday and will be entitled to a 1 week's paid holiday for a 6-month period.


4. Length of stay


The Au Pair contract with a Host Family is usually for 6 months; but it can easily be extended up to 12 months. 


5. Does my Au Pair need a visa?


Yes, your Au Pair will need a visa. Depending on the country the Au Pairs come from, they will need to apply for a different type of visa. 

Does your Au Pair need the Working Holiday Visa subclass 417?

Does your Au Pair need the Working Holiday Visa subclass 462?


6. Insurance


Au Pairs should bear the costs for a private health insurance unless they belong to any country whose citizens are entitled to medical health care through an agreement between their home country and Australia.

If you are willing to pay for the Au Pair's insurance, the Pro Trip-World offers will offer you an economic and trustworthy insurance!


7. What should my Au Pair do / NOT do?


Au Pairs are supoosed to take care of the children. However, the Au Pair could perform different duties:

  • The Au Pair will take care of the children
  • The Au Pair will prepare some light meals for the kids
  • The Au Pair will drive the children to and from school
  • The Au Pair will do some light hosework
  • The Au Pair will babysit 

Do not forget, there are also some duties the Au Pair is NOT supossed to do:

  • The Au Pair will not have to take care of children other than the family's
  • The Au Pair will not have to clean the rooms that are exclusively for the Host Family's use
  • The Au Pair will not have to take care of pets
  • The Au Pair will not have to cook for the whole family

Would you like to know what are the general costs of hosting an Au Pair in Australia? Find it out on AuPairAustralia.net!


AuPair.com cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice




Pro Aupair