Who can apply

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 come to Australia on a Working Holiday or Work & Holiday visa (417 & 462) so you can work with your host family for 6 months and then continue working or traveling after. For some countries, you are able to extend your visa to up to 2 years by completing 88 days regional work. If you want more information about how to do this speak with one of the AIFS Au Pair in Australia team!  

If you meet our programme requirements bellow, then 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!

Are between the ages of 18-30 years old

Have 200 hours of non-family childcare experience

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

Have a clean criminal record

Are unmarried with no spouse or dependents

Want to spend at least 6 months loving with an awesome Australian host family

A driving licence is desired but not always required - contact our team if you have questions

Speak English to a good standard

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)

  • 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 Working Holiday 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

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.

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