The InterExchange Au Pair Australia program connects you with a welcoming host family for six to twelve months in sunny Australia! You will provide a set number of child care hours and, in return, your host family will provide a private room, meals, and a weekly stipend.
- Paid host family placement confirmed before you travel
- Child Care Guide and other pre-departure resources
- In-country and alumni support
- Facebook groups
- 24-hour emergency line
- InterExchange t-shirt
The ideal au pair candidate is flexible, energetic, and prepared to actively participate in the host family's life. Your responsibilities may include keeping children engaged with games and activities, taking them to and from school, light housework, preparing meals for the children, tutoring, and more. In addition to housing and meals, the weekly stipend ranges between AUD $170-$340 in exchange for 30 to 40 hours of child care. Two full days off per week and a completion bonus of AUD $500 are also provided. Applicants with professional child care experience or a related degree can earn even more!
Your visa will be valid for 12 months, so after a six-month placement you'll have up to six more months more to explore Australia, travel, work, or maybe even extend your au pair experience!
Dates and Application Deadlines
We accept applications and organize placements throughout the year! Please apply at least three months prior to your desired start date.
Once we've sent your application abroad, it typically takes three to four weeks to receive a suitable host family file. It can take longer if you've applied more than three months in advance. We will notify you as soon as a placement has been found so you can connect with the family over email and/or video chat to make sure that you are both happy with the match. Once confirmed, we will provide all of the next steps on how to apply for your visa, when to book your flight, where to purchase insurance, and how to prepare to be an au pair and live abroad.
Your host family will pick you up from the airport or train station. Through the placement process and your program you'll have access to interviewing tips, packing checklist, meet and greet calendar, au pair training manual and more. Throughout your program, our international cooperator will be there to make sure your transition is smooth and fun. They host occasional social events where au pairs can gather, share experiences, and get to know one another.
Other Costs to Consider
Please be prepared to cover airfare to and from the U.S.
You must have insurance that covers repatriation and emergency medical evacuation.
- Personal spending money
For independent travel/trips, any optional extra classes, social time with friends, etc.
AUD $440; participants should also have personal support funds as required.
- Working With Children Check
Obtained in Australia (AUD $70 to $120).
You will be making a weekly stipend of AUD $170-340 plus a AUD $500 end of program bonus, without the expenses of rent or food. This means you can make at least AUD $4,920 for a six-month placement and double that if you stay for a year!
Think you might be a good fit? Get started today and we'll be in touch with more information!
What our participants are saying
Whenever I need the help, I can count on Shadi to always answer my emails within 24 hours during the weekdays. She remembered me whenever I called and I truly felt like I was part of the InterExchange family. Especially when I received my InterExchange shirt and bag with a small postcard included. It felt personal and throughout my whole application experience, I felt completely assisted and never lost. I have emailed multiple times and I received much more help and happiness than I expected. I love InterExchange and soon I plan to use InterExchange again and travel the world with amazing assistance. Jennifer
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