Baby-Sitters Guide Melbourne


Type of Care Price Range
Nanny $10-$25 per hour live in / $14-$35 per hour live out (+agency fee)
Nanny sharing $10+ per hour per family (+agency fee)
Mother’s helper $10 per hour live in $16 per hour live out (+agency fee)
In-home care $20-$25 per hour
Babysitter $10-$25 per hour (+agency fee)



While not as widespread as in other countries or cultures, Melbourne’s elite have a long history of employing nannies. As such there are many well trained, experienced, certified live-in* (and live-out) nannies available in the Melbourne area.

If the cost of a live in nanny proves too expensive, it may be possible to arrange nanny sharing with another family in your neighbourhood to acquire part-time childcare at home (or in a neighbours home) for less money.

*In the case of ‘live-in’ help, as an employer you are expected to provide room and board (utilities, meals) in addition to payment.

The following are a number of agencies that can arrange nanny services for you.

Australian Nanny & Au Pair Connection
Local and international Recruitment Agency specialising in Nannies and Au Pairs
404 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong
Ph: (03) 9824 8857

Elite Nanny Service
Full-time, part-time or occasional care of your children in your home
(03) 9824 24 84

Susan Rogan
Most highly recommended. Premium agency for part-time, full-time and occasional care. Very well established and professional.
Suite 504C
198 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands VIC 3008
(03) 9670 7686



The following agencies can provide childcare on an occasional basis.

Find A Babysitter
Provides a 24 hour phone service to find babysitting
1300 789 073

Help on the Way
Offers Childcare, Nanny (full-time + part-time), After school care, Babysitting, Mothercraft nurse, Night nanny, Domestic cleaning, Window cleaning, Party Help, Elderly Care, House sitting, De cluttering, Packing/unpacking
Phone (03) 9528 6688