Background Checks for Au Pair in Australia

(WWCC) Step-by-step guides and Samples

Please click on the State where you live to view your STEP-BY-STEP guide on how au pairs apply for the working with children’s check.

New South Wales

Queensland Blue Card


Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

South Australia

We recommend all au pairs first open a bank account to obtain proof of Australian address and bring more than one photo ID (I.e. Not just passport) for the 100 points check. 

See link to 100 point check for more detail.

We know that host families want the safest care for their children. As an Agency we provide candidate profiles complete with a Police Clearance from the home country of the au pair, a medical report and a minimum of two references.

In addition to this, further background checks are now mandatory in most States and Territories in Australia and we provide your au pair with our handy step-by-step guide on how to apply. In most states, there is a fee payable by the au pair and currently these vary from $60-$90.

NOTE: The Working With Children Check is MORE than a police check and even Australian people have to have this (often in addition to an original Police Clearance to apply for a position) Please see here for more info:

Victorian Government explains the need for WWCC in addition to police check