Au pair in Austria

Answers to all the important questions of au pairs and host families regarding requirements and conditions of the au pair stay in Austria. Use these resources to research, plan and be perfectly prepared for an Austrian au pair stay.

Innsbruck, Österreich

Rich cakes and candies. Alpine mountains and chalets. Historic cities rich with culture. All to be found in Austria. Very different from Germany but all in the German language. An attractive host country for au pairs. For families in Austria, an au pair stay offers flexible support with childcare, a new language in the family mix and cultural exchange right at home.

Interested? Then check the requirements below and find out more about all the conditions of an au pair stay!

Requirements for au pairs and host families in Austria

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    Requirements for au pairs
    What do you need to be an au pair in Austria? EU and EFTA citizens Non-EU citizens
    Your age 18-28 years old 18-28 years old*
    You would like to improve your knowledge of German and learn about Austrian culture.
    You have a basic knowledge of German and would like to improve it.
    You are unmarried and have no children.
    You can pay for your travel to Austria.
    You would like to work as an au pair in Austria for at least 6 months. No restrictions 6-12 months
    In the last 5 years you have not worked for more than one year as an au pair in Austria. No restrictions

    * The au pair application for au pairs from non-EU countries will only be confirmed if the au pair is younger than 28.


    You fulfil all the requirements? That's great! Get more information about entry requirements and conditions of the au pair stay in Austria on the page below.

    You don't fulfil all the requirements?  Then unfortunately you cannot become an au pair in Austria. But don't give up. There are lots of other countries to consider. Check now in which countries you can become an au pair.

    Requirements for host families
    What do you need to host an au pair in Austria?  
    At least one child under 18 is living in your household.
    You can provide your au pair with her/his own room.
    You are looking for a young person to join your family on a temporary basis and help with childcare and light housework.
    You speak German in your daily family life.
    You will make it possible for your au pair to attend a language course.


    You fulfil the requirements? That's great. Then you're ready to take the next step. You can find au pairs that fit your search criteria with your EasyFind search manager.

    You don't fulfil the requirements? Unfortunately you may not use AuPairWorld for your search in this case.

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