Au pair stay in New Zealand

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

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"Kia ora" means "hello" in the Māori language. Nearly 15 percent of the population in New Zealand is Māori, so New Zealand has more than just English to offer to au pairs in the way of new languages and cultures. As far as nature and landscapes go, New Zealand is known as one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. For host families, au pairing offers distinctive flexibility in childcare plus the enrichment of cultural exchange right at home.

You'll find all the information you need to take the next steps here.

New Zealand reopens the Working Holiday Visa applications!

During the pandemic, New Zealand closed its borders completely. Now borders have been opened again and au pairs can start applying for the Working Holiday Visas on a rolling basis. Find out when is the opening date for your country.

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Requirements for au pairs

What do you need to be an au pair in New Zealand?

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old.
  • You are unmarried and have no children.
  • You have a good knowledge of English.
  • You have at least 4,200 NZD on your account and can afford the travel costs.
  • You have not been to New Zealand before on a Worlking Holiday Visa.
  • You come from one of the following countries: Argentina, Australiaen, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (HKSAR), Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore , Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam.

You fulfil all the requirements?  Congratulations, you'll be able to have a great time with a New Zealand host family. You can get more information on this page and on the pages about entry requirements and conditions for an au pair stay.

You don't fulfil all the requirements? That's too bad. Unfortunately you cannot become an au pair in New Zealand. But don't give up. There are lots of other countries to consider. Check now in which countries you can become an au pair.


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Requirements for host families

Here's what you need to be a host family in New Zealand:

  • At least one child under 18 lives in your household.
  • Your au pair will have a room of his or her own while staying with you.
  • Your au pair should help with childcare and light housework.
  • You speak English on a daily basis in your household.
  • You do not have the same nationality as your au pair.

You fulfill all the requirements? Then you can host an au pair. Have you already registered with AuPairWorld? If so, you can use your EasyFind search manager to look for suitable au pairs.

You don't fulfill all the requirements? Then unfortunately you cannot use AuPairWorld for your search.

Ready for the next step?

We'll be happy to help you on your way. 

We are continually researching and updating our host country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.