Expand your childcare and travel experience with AIFS Au Pair in Australia.

To be a great Au Pair you must be motivated, open-minded and of course love spending time with children!  The term ‘Au pair’ means ‘on par’ or equal, which is exactly what you will be – an equal member of your host family.  AIFS Au pairs  who come to Australia can work with a host family for 6 months up to 1 year.

Providing you meet our program requirements below, you can start your online application today!  We help 1000’s of young people each year from all around the world have an amazing unforgettable Australian adventure - You can be next!

Aged between 18-30 years old

Possess a minimum 200 hours of non-family childcare experience (in the last 3 years)

Be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa (417& 462) - Country list below

Have a clean criminal record

No spouse or dependents

Willing to spend at least 6 months living with an awesome Australian host family

Ideally possess a driving licence is desired but not always required

Can communicate well in English

Australian Working Holiday Visa

We’ll help get you fully prepared for your adventure of a lifetime!

In order to work in Australia, you’ll need to get a visa which will let you work and travel. Depending on your resident country, you will need to apply for either a 417 Working Holiday Visa or a 462 Work and Travel Visa. Not all countries are eligible for a visa unfortunately so please check the list below before applying:

Australian Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

Passport holders in the following countries are eligible for the Australian Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417):

  • United Kingdom
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan

Australian Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462)

Passport holders in the following countries are eligible for the Australian Work and Travel Visa (Subclass 462):

  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam

Currently both 417 & 462 visa's cost approximately $440 which is subject to change.

If your not eligible for a working holiday but still want to go to Australia, why not check out our AIFS travel packages so you can go check out all the amazing Australian iconic scenery and animals.

Application Process

Read about our 4 step application process here so you know exactly what you need to do and when

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Become an Au Pair

Living with an Australia host family & caring for their children is the perfect way to experience Australian culture. Make a decision you’ll never regret and start an adventure of a lifetime!

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Australia is big and diverse with deserts, white sandy beaches, rain forests mountains and much more! As an Au Pair you’ll get plenty of time to travel during and after your placement.

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If you meet our programme requirements, love working with children and want to work in a different country like Australia the get involved in AIFS Au Pair TODAY!