The Australian Au-Pair Families Association is the biggest association in the au pair industry in Australia.
The organisation was formed in 2012 in-officially by concerned au pair host families and has been associated on a not-for-profit basis in2014 with the purpose of protecting and developing the au pair experience as a flexible and affordable solution for Australian families and with the aim to ensure that au pairs can choose their family with the certainty of fair conditions and agreements.
AAPFA believes that au pairs appreciate the experience in Australia and ensures that enough placements will be available for au pairs without the exorbitant price tag from au pair agencies.
All host family members agree to abide by the Code of Conduct, developed with consideration of both agency recommendations, national minimum wages and simply the reality of the average family living on a normal budget. All families agree to be open about what the au pair can expect and offer third party advice and mediation if needed.
If you are a family looking for an au pair, please contact us for membership to show potential au pairs that you abide by the Standards as defined by this association.
If you an au pair looking for a family, we recommend to search on the well-known internet portals, social media groups and Australian classified ads. If you are unsure whether au-pairing or Australia is for you, please contact us for further advice.
By the end of this year we will be able to provide you with a database where you can check the status of our registered members.
To be au pair in Australia, you will most probably travel on a Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462). You may also come on a student visa or any other visa with working rights. There are limited options for au-pairing on a tourist visa as special conditions need to be met.
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