We know what it’s like when hidden costs pop up so we want to be totally upfront about our fees! There are some third-party costs which you will need to consider in addition to your package:

BEFORE YOU DEPART

AUSTRALIAN WORK AND HOLIDAY VISA (485 AUD) – this fee is set by and paid directly to the Australian Embassy and is subject to change. However, you don’t have to apply for this until after you have been placed. It’s really easy to apply for and we’ll help you with your application.

INSURANCE - Your program does not include insurance. AIFS can offer you reasonably priced insurance or alternately you can use your preferred insurance provider. Please ensure you have insurance for the full duration of your trip.

FLIGHTS TO AUSTRALIA: If you are not wanting your flights included you can opt for a package without flights. We work closely with Student Universe to get you the best flight options and deals and costs will vary according to the time of year and the airline. Speak with us for more information.

Australia landscape

AFTER YOU ARRIVE

THE FIRST MONTH - your first pay may be up to a month after you arrive. In the interim you need to cover you living costs including accommodation, meals and miscellaneous expenses.

Preparing For Your Trip

The big day is getting closer, so it is now time to prepare. Your successful entry into Australia depends on you completing ALL the necessary steps required by the Australian government at the correct time. We have provided this list, however, you will receive detailed information after you apply to ensure you understand all the necessary steps prior to departure.

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Travel

Australia is on everyone's bucket list. As an AIFS traveller you have access to exclusive discounts and honest advice about what to do and where to go. AIFS Travel saves you money and time and gets you the best deals. Click here to learn more.

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Other Programs

If you would prefer living with an Australian family, check out Au Pair in Australia. this is a immersive cultural exchange experience that includes pre-arranged placement full board plus pocket money.

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