Smart Au Pairs Australia — au pair placement
Smart AuPairs is a "Au Pair dating agency" to avoid. They have agreements with German and other agencies to "match" Au Pairs with Australian families. The Agency in Germany for example charge the Au pair say EUR$900 or more to register and then Smart AuPair in Australia charge the family $1000 or more, for nothing. The German agency (or other in country agency) recommend pocket money of AUD$150-250 maximum, yet Smart AuPairs try to get the family in Australia to pay at least double that. They are corrupting the unregulated industry and profiting from these poor girls and guys who are looking for a cultural exchange. By charging excessive "placement" fees and forcing pocket money into wages territory, they are destroying the program the government set up to provide cultural exchanges. More importantly the DONT MATCH, they just give whomever is available at the time, dodgy, corrupt and due for a government enquiry..Also the awards they say they win are rubbish, setups and fabricated. The owner of the dodgy agency setup BAPAA themselves and the International version is no better as they award each other awards for nothing, its bogus and unregulated ! Do not use this dodgy company.