Try to apply 3+ months before your desired start date.
2. Video Interview
We'll review your application and contact you within a couple of business days to set up a video call and discuss the next steps.
3. Match with Host Families
You’ll have an opportunity to connect with potential host families directly to make sure you're both happy with the match. You'll have access to interviewing tips to guide the conversation. Matching can take a few days to a few weeks.
4. Get your visa and flights
After matching you can apply for your visa online (we’ll show you how) and book flights based on the dates you’ve agreed to with your host family.
5. Review resources from InterExchange
We’ll provide a wealth of resources to prepare you for your travels including access to our participant Facebook group, our Childcare Guide, and more.
If you are arriving in Sydney, you will attend a comprehensive orientation at a hotel for your first couple of nights. Your host family will pick you up from the hotel (if attending orientation), airport or train station. You'll have professional support in Australia when you need it, as well as a meet and greet calendar, and an au pair training manual and more to help you along the way.
If you'd like to stay longer than 6 months, you can! The visa you’ll travel on lasts a year, so after your placement you can match with a second family (no cost), travel independently in Australia, or even work elsewhere!