Four Reasons Now is the Time to Au Pair in Australia


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If you’re looking for adventure with your cultural exchange experience, you might want to consider working as an au pair in Australia! Here are four reasons why now is the time to start your au pair journey in Oz:

The Demand is High

Our Au Pair Australia program has one of the quickest placement processes. Why? Because there is almost always a high volume of host families seeking English-speaking au pairs throughout the country. This includes cities and suburbs of Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, and Sydney! You’ll be able to express any location preferences during the host family matching process.

Make new friends with au pair meet-and-greets!
Make new friends with au pair meet-and-greets!
Photo courtesy of Smart Au Pairs

The Program Fee is Low

To help meet the high demand among friendly Aussie host families, InterExchange offers support and matching to Au Pair Australia participants for just $595. You’ll receive exclusive access to our Child Care Guide, Home Orientation Guide, Activity Guide, and one-on-one pre-departure support. And that’s before you even travel! Once you’re overseas you’ll have support from a local agency based in Sydney, who will connect you with other local au pairs in your region. When you’re back in the country we’ll even have some alumni resources waiting for you.

An au pair with her host family in Perth.
An au pair with her host family in Perth.
Photo courtesy of Smart Au Pairs

Plenty of Time to Travel

Placements last six months, but your visa lasts twelve months. That means you have the option to stay and travel, work, do another au pair placement, and see more of the Land Down Under! From the mysteries of the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has some of the most incredible natural wonders, so make sure you give yourself time to explore.

Where will your au pair experience take you?
Where will your au pair experience take you?
Photo courtesy of Smart Au Pairs

The Weather is Beautiful!

In Australia it’s always tropical somewhere and where it’s not, temperatures tend to be forgiving. That means plenty of outdoor time for you and the children! And for a rainy day, the cafe culture is strong so you can get cozy and catch up on some journaling!

You’ll enjoy Australia’s beautiful beaches!
You’ll enjoy Australia’s beautiful beaches!
Photo courtesy of Smart Au Pairs

Learn more and apply for the InterExchange Au Pair Australia program today! Have questions? Contact us

James Bridge James Bridge

James manages the programs for U.S. citizens at InterExchange.

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U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
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European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
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