Program fee

It is free to register for an au pair with Au Pair New Zealand.

The program fee exists of 2 parts: a non refundable deposit of NZ$210 that shall be paid before we start the process and a placement fee (based on the duration an au pair is required) once a placement is confirmed. 

 The fees below include the NZ$210.

Duration in weeks Program fee
4 – 12 NZ$550
13 – 24 NZ$850
25 – 36 NZ$950
37 – 52 NZ$1200


Details regarding fees and payments can be found in our Terms & Conditions (clause 2). Any fee related questions can be emailed to info@aupairnewzealand.co.nz

Pocket money of the Au Pair

Your au pair is taxed on the amount of hours worked per week at the minimum wage of NZ$22.70, accommodation and board. These are taxable and?provided in lieu of monetary payment of wages. What they get is a net amount of pocket money based on the total of this and is calculated as followed:

Amount of hours worked Net pocket money
20 – 25 NZ$180
26 – 30 NZ$210
31 – 35 NZ$250
36 – 40 NZ$295


Should your au pair work additional hours on top of the hours agreed in their employment contract and they accept this offer, you have to pay them the minimum wage of NZ$22.70 and the tax on top of this amount.

Other costs

You are obliged to register as an employer at Inland Revenue and pay your au pair?s taxes. You can do this yourself and contact IR for help on 0800 227 774 or?enrol with one of our partners to help you with the payroll (conditions apply). Alternatively, we can get you in touch with our partner who will sort everything out for you and you even won’t need to pay a registration fee as part of the programme. 

You also need to pay ACC levies. ACC is happy to assist with any questions you may have and can be reached on 04 816 7400.