Au pair in Australia - Step by Step

How can you become an au pair in Australia?

  • Get informed
    We want to make sure that you receive all information available about our programme. Please read through our website as well as all written documents we send to you. If you have any questions at all, feel free to give us a ring on our local numbers or send an email to

  • Sign up
    If you feel that this is the right programme for you, just fill out our pre-application form and return it to us. We will get in touch with you to discuss the next steps of your application.

  • Your Application
    After we have discussed the pre-application with you, we will send you the forms for your comprehensive application. Now you can get started with your personal profile! Your profile helps potential host families to gain an impression of you and to get an idea of what makes you special. Once completed, you can return your application to us either via mail or as a scanned document by email.

  • Your Interview
    We will now invite you to an interview. The interview will either be conducted by phone or in person. Our main priority hereby is to get to know you better and answer all of your remaining questions about the programme, as well as to advise you about the next steps.

  • Your Host Family
    Once we have established that you meet all the programme requirements, all of your application materials including a record of the interview will be sent to our partner organisation. Interested families will then get in touch with you to get to know you better and possibly ask for a match. If a family is interested in your application you will be notified through us. We will give you lots of advice about how to clarify your questions with interested host families in order to ensure that you receive the best match possible. You will talk with a host family at least two or three times before reaching a decision. Once a match is agreed upon, you and your host family will choose your ideal departure date.

  • Payment and Visa
    Now that you have matched with a host family, we can really get down to business. You will receive an official confirmation of your participation in the AuPairCare programme. Once we have received your programme payment, you be able to apply for your Working Holiday visa direclty with the Australian Embassy. If you like, we can also assist you in booking your flight.

  • Arrival in Australia
    Either your host family or your local representative will pick you up from the airport and give you a warm welcome. During your first few days, you will get settled and become accustomed to your new host family.

  • A Successful End of Programme
    The topic of returning home always comes up much too quickly! Your time as an au pair will fly by, and suddenly you will be contemplating what you would like to do after leaving your host family. You have the option of travelling or looking for a new job for the next 3 to 6 months. The Working Holiday Visa allows you this flexibility. After your successful year, you will receive a completion certificate.

  • Welcome Back Home
    Give us a call, drop us a line, and let us know how you are doing! We want to know all about your year, everything you experienced, the people you met, the places you saw. If you want to share your experiences with other former or even future au pairs, we will be more than happy to assist you in this.