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Au Pair and Nanny – Placements in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and around Australia

El Viaje Services Summary

  • Pre-placement matching.
  • Support throughout the placement.
  • Support and networking opportunities with foreign peers.
  • Agency contact for duration of the placement.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions in conjunction with the following information


  • There are usually plenty of families all year round needing au pairs and nannies to come to Australia


  • The hours are flexible to accommodate changing requirements of the family 
  • The average weekly hours are between 25 – 40 hours.


  • You will receive two consecutive full free days per week, with at least one of these days being in the weekend.
  • Au pairs are free to do as they please during their time off work, so long as you are back to start work at the agreed time.



  • $170 – $200 per week for 20-25 hours or $230 -$315 per week for 30- 35 hours – this is directly related to the number of children and level of responsibility. 
  • Au pairs cannot be placed with families who are unable to guarantee the
    minimum pocket money of $170 per week for a minimum of 25 hours per week.


  • The rates for a qualified live-in overseas nanny range between $400 – $600, depending on age and experience but this is also negotiable.
  •  You may be expected  to work 40 hours a week and to look after babies younger than 12 months.


  • You will be provided with your own bedroom and should be invited to share all common living areas of the house with the family. 
  • All utilities and meals are provided for you free of charge. 
  • Meal times are a good opportunity to share time and build relationships without much effort. 
  • Sweets and special treats should be purchased by you if required. 


  • The cost of airfares to Australia and travel insurance is the responsibility of the au pair/ nanny. 


  • Medical insurance is also your responsibility using your existing health insurer. Your European agency can guide you on how to do this and medical insurance should always be arranged and be in place BEFORE you travel.


  • Your family may or may not provide you with a car/driving lessons.
  • You must have a driving licence from your own country or an international one.
  • You should ensure you have practised driving with one of the host parents
    BEFORE you drive the children. 


  • Please be advised there are no trial periods.
  • The pre-placement communication process is the period to work out if the
    placement is appropriate for you.
  • You have spent a lot of money to facilitate the placement such as flights,
    visas, application fees, licences, medical check ups, health care etc etc. You need to be confident that the family are happy to receive you and work hard with them to make the placement a success.
  • Remember you have signed a letter of offer, the family have welcomed you into the home and it is now your responsibility to adapt and work with the family for the agreed period. Keep an open mind and work hard to create a happy work and home place for yourself.

Contact With EL VIAJE

  • Both you and the family can call us or email with us at any time. This may be just to get advice, clarify arrangements, confirm what is acceptable, discuss something that may be of concern or you are curious about.
  • We speak to our host families often and particularly during your settling in period.
  • We provide you with a comprehensive handbook to help answer questions you may have and help you settle in to the Australian way of life!

For any other information you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email or phone.