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What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?

It's available but you'll pay. Babysitting usually starts at A$20/hour but many will charge A$25/hour. We were lucky to find someone who only charged A$15/hour, but that is actually below the minimum wage here, which is about A$17.40. For cleaning - expect to pay the same rates. We are back to cleaning our own house again after having very affordable full-time help in the Dominican Republic. - Jul 18, 2017