Work as an aupair in Australia

Become an Au Pair in Australia

Would you like it? Then follow this super guide and discover how easy it is to work as an Au Pair in Australia.

What are the requirements to work as an Au Pair in Australia?

We go with the most important requirements:

  • The first of all: that you like children and if you have experience in their care better than better.
  • Have a minimum level of English that allows you to communicate with the family.
  • Surely you will need a driver's license (in most cities the car is used a lot for day to day).
  • Come to Australia with a visa that allows you to work.
  • Have a Blue Card or a criminal background certificate (Working with Children Check) whose method of obtaining varies by state. .
  • Parents can set other requirements, but these are the most important.
  • They can demand a minimum time of stay.

Advantages and disadvantages of working as an Au Pair in Australia

Like everything in life, working as an Au Pair in Australia has its advantages and disadvantages. Surely there are more of both but these are the main ones for us (some are advantages and disadvantages at the same time, again ... like life itself).



  • You will practice English all day, in addition, the children make it very easy.
  • You will get 100% into the culture. You will know the idiosyncrasies aussie.
  • You will not have to pay accommodation or food, it will be all included.


  • You will have less privacy than living on your own.
  • Family houses are usually outside the cities.
  • In a way you will have to adapt to the rhythm of the family.

What is the best visa to work as an Au Pair in Australia?

There are two types of visa that allow you to work as an Au Pair in Australia:


Student visa

This visa is very easy to obtain since the only important requirement that you are asked for is that you are enrolled in a course (it can be VET, English, etc.) during your stay in Australia. So you can study and work (20 hours during study time and full-time holidays).

Here you have all the information about the student visa. Keep in mind that if you come with this visa you can work with the same family during your entire stay in Australia.

There is neither age limit, nor minimum level of English nor maximum quota of visas offered by Australia, as it happens with the following visa of which we are going to speak. If you want us to help you manage this visa and choose and enroll in your ideal course, do not hesitate to contact us, we can help you with everything.


Work and Holiday visa

It is a well-known visa that allows you to work and travel for a year in Australia. You need to meet many requirements to get it, and the government establishes a maximum visa quota offered by country. For this reason, many people stay out every year, even if they meet all the requirements.

Here you have all the information about the W&H visa. To work with the same family for more than six months you will have to apply for immigration permission.

How to get an Au Pair job in Australia?

It's not difficult to get an Au Pair job in Australia, let's see the steps:


Steps to follow if you are already in Australia

  • Find work as you would in another sector: through agencies and job vacancies, acquaintances, etc.
  • There are also groups on Facebook where families post when they need an Au Pair. For example, this is the one of Gold Coast and Brisbane but there are a lot of cities, look for a group in yours.
  • Obtain the Blue Card or the Working with Children Check. Normally you can start working while the certificates are being processed.

If you are not yet in Australia

You will surely have seen that there are pages that connect families with Au Pairs before arriving in Australia. Thus, the person comes to Australia with the family, the place where he will live, etc. established beforehand.

It is good because when you get here you will not have to look for a job, however, keep in mind that you will have to make an important decision without knowing where you are going to live, talking with the family face to face, etc.

For this reason, we recommend that you look for family once you are here. You will have greater decision-making capacity, and you will be able to choose the family and the place of residence that they connect with you.

Also, if you come with us, we will receive you as soon as you arrive, so in no time you will feel alone or lost, we will be here to help you with everything.

Tips for working as an Au Pair in Australia.

  • When you stay with your family, clarify, with education but without fear, all your doubts. It is better to talk things through in time than to suffer later because of misunderstandings.
  • If you know a family but you do not see it clearly for what it is, do not hesitate to wait a little and meet others, you will have to live together, therefore you have to feel a certain connection.
  • The best times to find work as an Au Pair are those that coincide with the return to school: August and September or January and February.
    Get in touch with other people who are working as an Au Pair in Australia, maybe they can give you references of some families.

Do you think the subject looks good and you want to come to Australia to work as an Au Pair? Then contact us, because that way you will be a little closer to achieving your dream.

Other unskilled jobs

Unskilled jobs are all those for which you don't have to have a specific academic background. In addition they do not usually require a high level of English, the best known unskilled jobs are:

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