9.1 Local domestic help services
Individuals, agencies and contractors offering domestic services such as cleaning, ironing, gardening and maintenance can be found through local newspapers, telephone directories and online advertising. Caterers, wait staff and drivers can be hired locally on an ad hoc or ongoing basis. Accredited providers are also available to meet childcare needs.
Missions and posts and their staff may employ any number of Australian citizens or permanent residents as domestic staff, on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.