Applying to be an Au Pair in Australia
Experience the laid back, sunny lifestyle Australia offers by becoming an AIFS Au Pair in Australia. So you know what you need to do and when, here is a little info about our application process.
When is it best to apply?
Now! Australia's borders are open and Au Pairs are arriving weekly.
How do I apply?
The following is a step by step guide to the application process. While it may seem like alot to do, it does mean we can match you with families that suits your experience, preferences and preferred start dates.
Stage One - Apply
Complete the online application and pay the Program deposit. To apply please click here.
Stage Two - Tell Us About You
Introduction Letter - You’ll need to write a letter to your future host family telling them all about yourself, such as your skills, experience, hobbies, and why you want to be an Au Pair in Australia.
Photos & video introduction - You’ll also need to provide pictures and a short video introduction. The video and photos are important as it immediately shows the families who you are.
Other documents - We will send you more information about the last steps of the process: completing your AIFS Medical form, completing a police check, and obtaining two references (character & childcare).
Your Interview - Once you’ve done this you're ready to organise your interview with one of our friendly Interviewers. This could be face-to-face or via Zoom/WhatsApp - depending on where you live. We will then double check your application before to sending to the AIFS Australia team.
Stage Three - Let's Get You Placed
Viewing profiles - As soon as the Sydney team receive your application they will start the matching steps. This can take a few weeks so don't worry if you do not receive an interview request immediately. We want to make sure that we find you suitable families that have similar aged children to those that you have cared for and who interests and preferences should align with your own.
Interviewing with families - Our team will help you organise interviews with potential host families and give you advice on what to ask. We have some pretty cool Au Pair opportunities in Australia so we encourage you to be flexible in terms of where you want to go, and instead focus on the type of family will best suit you. Sometimes it only takes one interview to find your perfect host families. No matter how many interviews you have, you ultimately get to decide with which host family you want to become an Au pair.
Stage Four - You're Placed
You’ve just found your perfect AIFS host family and you’re officially going to be an Au Pair in Australia! You can’t quite believe you’re going to Australia but feel like it’s a dream come true!
Pay your final payment - This fee can be more if you are opting for a longer placement so please check the Fees page for more information.
Apply for your visa - We know visa’s can be tricky and a little scary to apply for so we are on hand to help you apply.
Flights - Once your visa is approved you are ready to book your flights and purchase insurance. Although these are not included, we can give you some tips on where to book your flight. Insurance companies vary in terms of inclusions so we suggest taking some time to find the best option for you.
This looks like a lot but honestly its not! The AIFS Au Pair in Australia team are here to help!
I liked the security and assurance the AIFS Au Pair in Australia programme provides before and throughout my stay in Australia. This meant that I didn’t need to worry about things such as not being safe when I arrived in Australia. I knew if I ever need help or advice I could contact someone that would respond quickly and efficiently, and the training and orientation really made me feel at ease and made my transition extremely easy.Natalie
I am an only child so living with a large family was really interesting. There was always something happening....I had so much fun.Natalie, UK
Australia is an amazing country. Au Pairing has given me the opportunity to work and travel and my host family were welcoming kind and helpful. I would encourage anyone wanting to Au Pair to do it in AustraliaShannon
Types of Placements
Do you prefer the city or a smaller town. Have you always yearned to experience living in a rural community? You have a choice of city, rural or outback placements across every state and territory of Australia.Learn more
Our Host Families
Each Australian host family is unique in their own way so we'll match you with the perfect host family who has been carefully screened by usLearn more
Our face-to-face Orientation is designed to assist you transition to life in Australia, and prepare you for the time you spend with your host family and offer practical advice and tips on childcare.Learn more