Au Pair Contract

View, download and customize our sample au pair contract for Australian host families as a word document.

Key Elements of an Au Pair Contract

Essential details
At the top, the contract includes basic information about the host family and the au pair, such as passport numbers, visa details, and bank information.

Au Pair duties
The au pair duties are: assist parents by nurturing and stimulating their child, addressing their social, emotional, and physical needs through age-appropriate activities, ensuring safety, and maintaining hygiene. Duties can also include include organizing play areas, preparing meals, managing supplies, assisting with hygiene and self-care, and facilitating educational outings.

Host Family liability
Host families are responsible for the au pair's living expenses, including food, utilities, and work-related petrol, along with personal food preferences and car insurance liabilities. They must provide private accommodation, respect work hours, offer days off, and ensure care during illness, treating the au pair with respect and as a family member.

Au Pair liability
The au pair contract defines au pair liabilities, such as work hours, and behavioral standards, including sobriety at work, no unauthorized guests, minimal phone use, punctuality, and respecting the host family's home and neighbors.

Finally, the contract must be signed by the host parents and the au pair. One original paper version must be handed out to each party. It is also a good idea to add copies of official documents, such as passports, id cards or driver's licenses.


Please be advised that the following au pair contract is provided as a sample template for informational purposes only. It is intended to serve as a general guide to assist Australian host families and au pairs in drafting their own agreements. This template does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish a legal or professional relationship between Premier Au Pair and any user.

While we strive to ensure the accuracy and relevance of this sample contract, we make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding its completeness, accuracy, suitability, or applicability to your specific circumstances. Laws and regulations affecting au pair arrangements can vary significantly by location and may change over time. Therefore, we strongly recommend consulting with a qualified legal professional to tailor the contract to your needs and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

By downloading, accessing, or using this sample contract, you acknowledge and agree that Premier Au Pair is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or any other damages arising out of your use of the information provided. It is your responsibility to ensure that any contract you enter into is legally sound and adequately protects your interests.

By proceeding to use this sample contract, you agree to release Premier Au Pair from any and all liability related to your use of the provided template.

The sample contract will be available to you once you have purchased a premium membership and found an au pair. Make sure that you update your position status accordingly, to one of the two 'taken' statuses.