Au Pair RonjaPocket money & bonus

All our au pairs pay for their own flights to Australia, visa application and gap year travel insurance. The host family is responsible for ‘onward travel’, either airport collection or, for regional locations, a connecting flight.

We recommend that you seek independent advice regarding your tax and Super requirements.  https://www.ato.gov.au/newsroom/smallbusiness/employers/changes-to-the–backpacker-tax-/

Pocket money shown below is net to the au pair.

In addition to the weekly pocket money, host families pay a compulsory bonus of $500 on completion of the 6 month program. Simply budget $20 per week for the au pair bonus.  

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Basic au pair role,

minimum $170 per week

Most families pay $200-$250

  • Suited to Silver/Gold au pairs
  • 5 days per week – approx. 5-6 hours per day – up to 30 hours per week
  • Help with childcare; school run, homework, playtime
  • Some babysitting and light housework
  • Free time minimum 2 full days per week, most weekends
  • Diamond Au Pair – extra $70 per week

Extended au pair role,

minimum $255 for up to 35 hours per week

Up to 40 hours for $340 per week

  • Suited to Silver/Gold au pairs
  • 5 days per week -flexible – 30-35 hours, ideally suited to parents working shifts
  • Help with childcare; school run, homework, playtime plus some family cooking, caring for 3 or more children
  • Some babysitting and light housework
  • Free time minimum 2 full days per week, some weekends
  • Diamond Au Pair – extra $70 per week

Diamond au pairs,

extra $70 per week

Calculate hours ‘basic or extended’ + $70 Diamond Supplement

  • Au pairs with more experience can be given more responsibility
  • Diamond au pairs are ideal for busy families with 4 or more children
  • Diamond au pairs are better prepared for ‘big roles’ with 2 or more children under 5 (not yet in school)
  • Diamond au pairs may provide limited sole care for babies 12 -24 months
  • Some of our Diamond au pairs have a teaching or tutoring background and are ideal to provide daily homework help

 

 


The proposed au pair pocket money is calculated using the average cost of ‘room and
board’ in a home stay program ($350 per week), less the average hourly rate for a Child
Care Worker ($17.25).

For example:
Weekly hours up to 30 hours = 30 x $17.25 = $517.50 – $350 = $167.50

Weekly hours up to 35 hours = 35 x $17.25 = $603.75 – $350 = $253.75

Weekly hours up to 40 hours = 40 x $17.25 = $690 – $350 = $340

Au pair care is so affordable…

As au pair care is based on Cultural Exchange, your au pair’s motivation is to experience life in Australia as a member of the family. Pocket money is only ‘part of the award’, the enriching experience is the most important.