Au Pair Program Costs Explained

A life-changing and affordable way to experience Australia.

There has never been a better time to become an Au Pair!

We pride ourselves on being upfront and honest about, our fee's so we will tell you exactly how much the program will cost, where you fee's go what's included and what's not. AIFS' program includes all the essentials that you’ll need in Australia plus a few extra's to make sure you have the best experience possible!

The costs for our 2019 program are:

  • First Payment = US$99 
  • Second Payment = US$100 
  • Final Payment - US$751

Total Programme Fee = $950  

If you would like a 9 month placement the price is $1050 and for a 12 month placement it is $1150

Apply & pay your US$99 non-refundable First Payment

Complete the rest of your application - this includes photos, a brief video to introduce you to prospective host families, a police check and a medical check (costs for the medical check will depend on your doctor.)

Interview - you’ll have either a face to face interview or Skype with the Au Pair team.

Post interview - apply for your police check (cost in the USA varies by state). We’ll give you instructions of how to complete this online.

US$100 2nd Payment - it’s time for our office to do one final check of your application and start the matching process.

US$751 Final Payment - you don’t have to pay this until we have found you the perfect placement & this confirms that you are going to Australia! This fee also includes your airport transfers, orientation, insurance plus more!

(440 AUD) Visa Fee - this is an approximate figure which can change at any time but we’ll help you with your application.

Whooping cough booster (approx. US$50) - The Australian Department of Health strongly advises that anyone working with children has a booster.

Working with children check between AUD$80 - $122. You will pay this after you arrive.

Book your flights! (Approx: US$600) - we’ll help get you some quotes with our partners and give you advice on flight options.

A month before you depart you’ll need to apply for your bank account, and be given information about your orientation and airport transfer.

Free onward travel to your host family - this is all included within the programme fee and is paid for by your host family no matter what part of the country they live in.

*all prices in brackets are additional costs that are not included in the program fees

These costs are based on a 6 month placement,  if you are interested in a longer placements please get in contact with a member of our team.


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!