Pocket Money & Other Benefits

This is your opportunity to have the adventure of a lifetime, make new friends from around the world, live with an Australian family, care for children, develop your experience and explore the wonders of Australia!

Being an Au pair in an inexpensive way to travel, whilst also developing your skills and enhancing your CV. We have placements starting almost every week of the year and we accept applications all year round - so you can apply whenever you want!

Difference between Au Pair’s and Nannies

As an Au pair you’ll live with a family for a minimum of 6 months providing up to 35 hours of childcare per week and receive weekly pocket money, food and accommodation.

Bro Pair aka Male Au Pairs

Male Au Pairs aka “bro pairs” or "mannies" have become increasingly popular. Some host families who have all boys actually find that male Au pairs are better suited to their family’s needs. We invite anyone who loves working with children, meets the program and wants to travel to Australia to apply.

Pocket Money & Other Benefits

Get all the facts on what you can expect to receive as an Au Pair in Australia.

Being an AIFS Au pair in Australia, you will receive pocket money from your Host Family. Don't forget that your accommodation and food is provided for by the family - yep that’s three meals a days 7 days a week. Depending on the hours of care and your experience, you can expect to receive the following:

Platinum

0-24Hrs
25-35Hrs
N/A
$295
Completion Bonus $300 & 1 week paid time off

To qualify as an AIFS Platinum Au pair you need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • 2 years full time work experience in an childcare or educational setting
  • Worked as an Au pair for one year Have a childcare qualification

Amounts are in Australian Dollars

Plus

0-24Hrs
25-35Hrs
$195
$255
Completion Bonus $300 & 1 week paid time off

To qualify as an AIFS Plus Au pair you need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • 200 hours childcare experience
  • Minimum 100 hours working with under 3 years

Amounts are in Australian Dollars

Classic

0-24Hrs
25-35Hrs
$195
$255
Completion Bonus $300 & 1 week paid time off

To qualify as an AIFS Classic Au pair you need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • 200 hours childcare experience with any age group

Amounts are in Australian Dollars

If you are completing a 9 month program, you will receive a $300 completion bonus and two weeks pocket money with time off to explore.

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Tax

Most Au pairs are not required to pay tax if they are considered exempt under Fair Work rules. However if you wish to find part time work at a local café, or start working after you have finished your placement then you will need to pay 15% tax on the first dollar.

Time off

As part of your role, you’ll get a minimum of 1.5 days off a week but it may be more so there is plenty of time to explore. During your time to yourself, you can do whatever you like, whether its chilling at the beach, meeting friends for coffee - its totally up to you! If you are worried about finding friends, don't be! From the day you arrive you will be joining other Au pairs for your Arrival Orientation. Most Au pairs create a WhatApp group with other Au pairs at their orientation in addition to joining groups in their own area. AIFS Au Pair in Australia also has social coordinators (who are current Au Pairs) that organise regular meet ups with other Au pairs in your area.

Other opportunities

Whilst you’re an Au pair there will be lots of opportunities to get involved in the program in different ways. You could become one of our social coordinators who organise monthly meets ups with Au pairs in their local areas. You could do one of our Instagram takeovers and tell past, future and current Au pairs how amazing your experience has been.

Requirements

We don't have many requirements but its worth double checking before you apply

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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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What's Included

We want to ensure you have value for your money so find out here, everything that is included in the Au Pair in Australia programme

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Get Involved

An Au Pair is motivated, enthusiastic and loves spending time with children! If this sounds like you then we have just what you’re looking for!