Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We did not have household help - partially because we didn't really need it and partially because it is really expensive. Minimum wage is approx. $20/hour - even babysitters get paid in those types of numbers - and it adds up fast. - Aug 2020

Expensive, minimum wage is $20 per hour. - May 2012

Expensive, but available. - May 2011

Average is $30 an hour for a cleaner. - Nov 2010

We didn't use regular domestic help, but we did occasionally hire a company to help keep the yard tidy...quite expensive, but very high quality. - Apr 2010

I have not looked into, it but I have heard that it is very expensive with a lot requirements like regular vacation, etc. - Oct 2009

Hard to find and very expensive. Regular cleaners are about US$30 an hour. - Apr 2009

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