Types of placement
We have a choice of City, Rural or Outback placements and you choose where you want to go!
Each type of placement has unique opportunities with amazing families whether its flying across Australia with a family of flying doctors, being in the centre of a busy city or living in a rural town near a beach or beautiful mountain range. We have some pretty awesome families on our programme in some really unique amazing locations, so we always suggest going with a family that suits you best! With any placement, if you have a specific request such as by the beach or a particular city, then we ask you to apply at the earliest opportunity, so we can try our best accommodate your requests!
Host families in city placements could be right in the city centre or in the surrounding suburbs! This is our most popular choice for Au Pairs and includes places like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth. There is so much to do and see in these cities that you won't ever be bored on your day off!
In rural placements you'll get a real feel for what it's like to be Australian and get a real taste of of the culture is like. These types of placements are very diverse and there is a wide range of places that you could go! They are similar to large towns which have all amenities such as shopping centres, cafes, lesiure centre which will to keep you busy on your days off. As they are slightly smaller then cities they have great communities making it easy to meet lots of people! You could be staying in a mining town such as Mount Isa, Townsville (the second biggest city in Queensland), Dubbo, Mackay.... this list could go on!
This is rated as the real Australian experience and one you won’t get in any other country or anywhere else in the world! Outback places are quite remote and you could be living on a farm or in a small village which can be an hour or so away from a the nearest large town.
We also have AIFS Au Pair Social Coordinators that organise regular meet ups in your local areas at local parks, beaches, restaurants which help you explore where you are and meet others in your area!
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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!Learn more
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.Learn more