Considering Australia as a Gap Year destination?
Australia has fast become a top gap year destination for young people the world over. It is a sensational place to visit, not only due to its warm climate, and sunny beaches, but also it’s relaxed lifestyle and diverse culture. As an Au Pair in Australia will have the opportunity to experience all this and more from within an Australian family environment.Show me Au Pair vacancies in Australia!
Travelling from Perth to Sydney, there is over 4000 km and our partners in Australia will do their best to find you a great family somewhere in between. And there are many great areas to choose from!
Sydney is a classic destination for young adventurers, with landmarks, such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach. Melbourne, on the other hand, is the southern capital of art and music culture.
Au Pairs can choose between city life and quiet nature in Brisbane, or by exploring the Great Barrier Reef. On the west coast, Perth is also an underrated city. You can experience a unique local music scene, as well as the diversity of marine life along the coast, whales and dolphins included!
Our Au pair programmes in Australia allow you to be fully immersed in the relaxed Australian way of life and are for between 6-12 months.
- You will work between 20-40 hours per week Monday to Friday.
- Pay varies according to experience but is normally between $7-8 Australian Dollars per hour ($140-320 per week).
- Free accommodation and food with your host family – Australia can be expensive, especially in the bigger cities, so this is a great benefit!
- By using an agency (we are IAPA & BAPAA members), you will receive:
- Local support to assist you during your stay
- Advice for settling in to Australia
- Emergency assistance – For peace of mind!
- Help to find local friends and language classes, if required.
To apply for your Australian adventure, you should:
- Be between 18-30 years.
- Be eligible for the Australian Working Holiday Visa or studying in Australia (If you will be studying, you can work up to 20 hours per week too).
- Preferably have a driver’s license
- Have fluent or good English
- Have experience working with children. This can be as a big brother or sister, during work experience in a nursery, or as a babysitter. If you are unsure, contact us!
- Above all, you should have a love for children and an open mind. You will learn about a new culture from a unique standpoint – right in the middle of it!
What you will need:
- A completed registration form
- A dear family letter – this is an introduction about yourself for your future host family. You might like to write about your home life, family, interests, studies, and most of all, why you want to be an Au Pair in New Zealand.
- A small photo album with smiley photos of you and your family/friends.
- Copy of your school grades/university certificate and any other courses you may have taken (i.e. first aid, sports, languages).
- Passport or valid ID that you can travel with
- 2 childcare references and one character reference (3 people in total). We need to check these, so please make sure that they are reachable and happy to be contacted.
- Clean enhanced DBS/Police check – we can help UK applicants to apply for this.
- Medical certificate – a short statement saying that you are fit enough to work with children.
- Driver’s license – if you would be happy to drive, that is!
- Our partner will help you to apply for a “Working with Children Check” in Australia.
- Health Insurance – we can help you with this!
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Au Pair testimonial – Being an Au Pair in Australia.
“I was an Au Pair in Australia for 6 months. It was a really good way to experience a new culture (but still be able to use English) and Australians are friendly and open people. Not only did my host family treat me as a second child, but they took me on their Christmas camping holiday to the beach, just north of Brisbane, where we lived. I also used my free time after being an Au pair to travel around Australia; to Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Australia is a big place, so there was lots to explore and having Au Pair pocket money really helped me to save up”