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.
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.
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.
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!