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Au Pair Australia: What You Get

Au Pair in Australia is more than just a placement service. You will be placed as an Au Pair with an Australian family for 6 months to care for their children and in return receive weekly pocket money, full accommodation, a 2-day Sydney orientation and the support of a dedicated community counselor for the duration of your placement.

Au Pair in Australia includes:

  • A 6 month guaranteed placement with an Australian family with a weekly salary of up to $360 AUD
  • Room & Board & Food
  • Greeted at Sydney Airport by our Rep. (spot the AIFS Shirt & Sign!) with a quick trip to your downtown accommodation
  • 3 nights accommodation plus breakfasts at WakeUp – Sydney’s most awarded hostel
  • 2 day Orientation at the AIFS dedicated center
  • Arrival pack including the AIFS Au Pair Handbook
  • Regular social events with other Au Pairs and AIFS staff
  • A dedicated AIFS Au Pair Facebook Group to meet and chat with other AIFS Au pairs
  • AIFS Au Pair contact list
  • Your own dedicated Community Counselor plus our 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Option to transfer at NO COST to the AIFS Work & Travel program upon completion (ex. insurance)
  • Exclusive “members only” access to AIFS Travel Desk with heaps of specials and members only discounts


  • be eligible for an Australian Work and Holiday visa (for US citizens) or Working Holiday visa (subclass 416).
  • be aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • be available to work for a minimum of 6 months
  • have a current driver's license 
  • have at least 200 referenced hours of childcare experience (non-family experience)
  • have a high-school degree or GED.
  • be able to pass a medical and background check