Placement fee 

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

There is however a placement fee, including a non-refundable initiation fee of 150 NZD. This fee shall be paid before getting access to full au pair profiles and receiving contact details and shall be deducted from the placement fee when you go ahead with an au pair. The initiation fee is valid for 6 months and will give you access to unlimited profiles during that time. If no placement was done within this time frame, a new fee shall be charged.

The placement fee exists of 3 flexible packages, so you can choose the one that suits your family needs best:

Package Fee Length of stay
Bronze $395 Up to 3 months
Silver $695 3 to 6 months
Gold $895 6 to 12 months


Payment of the initiation fee and placement fee is due within 5 working days after receiving the invoice.

See our Terms & Conditions for details regarding fees and payments. Any fee related questions can be emailed to info@aupairnewzealand.co.nz

 The amount shall be paid to:

Company: Linguavision LTD
Bank: ANZ
ANZ Account: ANZ 01 0505 0352909 00
ANZ Address: 215 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Pocket money of the Au Pair 

Your au pair shall be provided with a taxable package that exists of  a private bedroom, 3 meals a day and a weekly net allowance as followed:

Amount of hours worked Net pocket money
20 – 25 $125
26 – 30 $150
31 – 35 $190
36 – 40 $210
41 – 45 $250


If you require the au pair to work extra hours on top of the hours agreed in your Au Pair – Family contract, the minimum wage of $15.75 per hour applies. Please note that tax shall be deducted on this amount. Information and updates for the adult minimum wage can be found on Employment New Zealand. 

As the au pair’s employer, you are obliged to register as an employer at Inland Revenue and pay your Au Pair’s PAYE. This is calculated on what the au pair receives in pocket money, the cost of a room and other extras. Contact IR for more information on 0800 227 774 or sign up for a payroll system. Conditions apply. 

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.