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Au Pair in Australia

4.9(112 reviews)
Experience
Au Pair
Destination
Australia
Duration
6 to 12 months
Ages
18 to 35
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Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

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Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip overview

Embrace your passion for travel and children and experience a new life overseas on our Au Pair in Australia trip. Become part of an Australian household and help care for the children of a local, loving family whilst you form a close bond with the host parents. Spend your days off relaxing on Australia’s famous beaches, hiking through lush green rainforests or taking the kids on a sunset picnic in your local park!

We offer the complete package for those wanting to kickstart their au pair journey, and most importantly, ensure you are matched with a safe and welcoming host family and home. Our team will get you sorted with all the essentials from visa assistance, to finding an approved host family before you go, bank account advice, accommodation nights to use when you please, 24/7 support, and more. You’ll be more than ready to begin your exciting au pair adventure down under. Plus, regularly chat with your host family prior to taking off, so you’ll know all about them before you meet them face-to-face!

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to au pair in Australia. With the freedom to explore the country’s natural beauty in your time off or paid trips with your host family, this experience is perfect for a first-time traveller or someone ready to experience a genuine, local Australian lifestyle.

Inclusions

Host family match
Be matched with a host family who you have personally approved before you even leave home and earn between $200 to $350 AUD per week.
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
To guide you through your entire journey, assist with profile building, interview preparation, matching you with the perfect host family and leaving no question unanswered.
Trip visa guidance
Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.
Personal Travel Concierge
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
Access to family profiles
You’ll get exclusive access to view family profiles and video call each family before making a decision, ensuring you’re both an ideal fit for each other.
Pre-approved family agreement
Your agreement will be set up once you’ve matched with a host family and outlines your duties, earnings, time off and expectations, so you can feel comfortable before you arrive.
Online au pair course
Arrive prepared to be the best au pair you can. Undertake a 4-hour fun, interactive & informative digital course and learn everything you need to know, before you go. Certification of completion included.
Airport pickup or transfer
Your host family will be eagerly waiting for you at the closest major airport to take you to your new home!
Meet & greets
Make friends with other like-minded travellers from all corners of the world at events planned by our local au pair groups.
Private live-in accommodation
You'll be set up in your own private bedroom, so you'll feel right at home with your new host family. With rent and utilities covered, spend your earnings on travelling instead!
Meals
As part of the family, you'll cook and dine together with your host family at home or occasionally in local restaurants.
5 nights hostel accommodation
During your trip, we’ll give you 5 nights to stay in a hostel anywhere in Australia, so you can keep travelling on us.
Cash bonus
Complete a successful 6-month exchange with your host family and you’ll receive a $500 bonus from the family to fund your travels further.
Incompatible family re-match
In the unlikely event you feel your host family and you aren't a good fit once you've settled in, we'll re-match you with a new host family (subject to good behaviour).
$200 Global Tour Voucher
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
Certificate of completion
In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume/CV!
Ongoing support from our local team
Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice, a shoulder to lean on (literally) or you’re looking for your next host family, our local team on the Gold Coast will provide you with unlimited support.
24/7 Global Emergency Line
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
gWorld access
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
Marketplace deals
Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.
$250 off your next trip
The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?
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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more.

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 18-35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Au Pair in Australia trip is a cultural exchange designed to get you set up safely and securely abroad with a welcoming host family. Our expert team offers assistance with all those essentials you need to get set up overseas, like a local bank account and finding the perfect host family to 24/7 support and live-in accommodation. Simply, we’re here to ensure your transition to living abroad in Australia is seamless.

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Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

From bustling cities and coastal towns to homes nestled in the countryside, we have au pair opportunities dotted all over the east coast of Australia.

Trip itinerary

Week 1

It’s finally here - the first official week of your new life in Australia! Once you’ve touched down, your host family will meet you at the closest major airport and take you to your new home! If you’re planning on travelling first, a driver will take you to your initial hostel accommodation instead. Spend your first week getting to know the family, setting up your bedroom and navigating around your new neighbourhood!

Week 2

A week’s flown by and it feels as though you’ve known your family for a lifetime. Ease into your new schedule. As an au pair you’ll generally help out between 25 to 35 hours per week, including caring for the children at home, school runs, park outings and activities as well as some light household duties. You’ll usually have two days off a week to fill with meeting other travellers and exploring more of Australia’s incredible scenery and wildlife.

Ongoing

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don't forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Remember, you have 5 nights of free hostel accommodation up your sleeve to use at any point during your trip in Australia! You can squeeze in that snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef or head on an outback adventure like you’ve always dreamed of.

Come along to our partners’ events and make friends with some other travellers from all around the world. You might even find some are placed in the same area as you.

Make use of our epic Gold Coast office & worldwide HQ as much as you can, whether it be for getting your mail held while you travel, hopping on some WiFi whenever you need catching up with our friendly crew over a free Red Bull. Call up and book an appointment.

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Au pair locations

From the glistening northern beaches of Sydney, the quirky culture of Melbourne and the homeliness of Brisbane which has the added benefit of being a stone's throw from famed Byron Bay & The Gold Coast. You could find yourself au pairing in any of these destinations, use them as a base and see the whole of Australia! 

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Reviews

Raimundo T
Booked in Sep, 2019
Very good service and the staff are exceptionally helpful. I found the experience thus far fun and enjoyable. Australia is extremely hot however this has not hindered my level of excitement from being here at this current moment. It is fun and the people are nice.
Maria G
Booked in Oct, 2018
I had such a great experience with Global Work and Travel. They were there every step of the way when I needed help. The people that have helped me out through this experience were super friendly and always willing to help me out!
Heidi W
Booked in Jun, 2019
iAWESOME!!!!!
Erika T
Booked in Apr, 2019
I have had nothing but the best service from Tom. He explains everything and makes me so comfortable! I’m so excited for my placement!!!! I cannot wait to be an au pair and this company has made is so easy!!!
Yazmeen R
Booked in Mar, 2019
I am so excited to be traveling abroad with Global!! They make me feel already safe and welcomed to the new country! I know I can count on them if I have any further questions or concerns regarding Au Pair!
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Frequently asked questions

Yes! There are several destinations that are open to travellers right now! And if you’re from Australia, you could be able to get an exemption to travel if you’re travelling for over 3 months*, which is the majority of our trips. We can advise how to apply for this exemption. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already open) will be open and ready to go. *Full exemption info here.

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected by our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.


If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

Yes we are! All of our trips are still being planned for and taking new bookings. We always recommend that our travellers take 6-12 months between booking their trip to departure. This gives you plenty of time to arrange all the finer details of your trip, and pay it off. If things don’t go as planned you are always able to rearrange your trip using your Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility! So there is really nothing to worry about.

In 2020, the world stopped. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. If COVID affects your trip, you are protected for any changes with our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together. Meaning that you can live together and work together. If availability doesn’t allow it, we’ll get you in the same area. So you’ll be able to have this experience together!

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56 days before departure without incurring ANY charges, and you’re able to rebook it for ANY time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.


In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56 days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Travel Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 3 years!

How it works

Make your decision
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
We become friends
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
Time to go
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
24/7 support
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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Worldwide support
Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.
We're the experts
With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.
Partner network
We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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