Being an au pair involves a relationship between you and a host family. You'll help them with childcare and become a member of the family. Host families provide a private room, meals, a stipend (AUD $800-1360/month), and an end-of-program bonus.
Orientation sessions (Sydney) and meet-and-greets are offered throughout the year so you'll have the chance to connect with other participants.
After your initial 6-month placement you'll be able to travel independently or extend for another 6-months (with the same family or a new one) if you prefer. There is no cost for extending your program.
InterExchange provides support through the application, host family matching and planning phases as well as alumni support when you return. Our partner organization in Australia provides meet-ups, logistical advice, mediation as needed, and maintains an emergency contact line.