How to become an au pair in Austria?

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Austria has 3 different programs for the different au pair citizenships.
Choose here which programs you want to see and compare.

program basics

Au pair

minimum age


maximum age



visa required

language requirements

required language skills:

Deutsch: A1

short program description

Au Pairs are foreigners (mostly students) between the age of 18 and 28, who want to deepen the knowledge of German that they have acquired abroad by staying in Austria, and would like to get to know the Austrian culture and way of life.

In contrast to other countries, au pairs in Austria are treated like mother's / home help regarding working hours, minimum wages, tax and social insurance etc.

If not indicated differently, all quotes (like the one above) are taken from
Please be aware that the English information on this site is partly outdated and it's better to have a look at the German version.

As most other information sources about au pairs in Austria are only available in German, it's not possible to quote from them in English, therefore also the English version on connectAupair is much shorter than the German one.

last update


From 1 January 2018 the pocket money will be raised from 425.70 to 438.05 Euro.

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