Domestic Helpers

One of the major advantages of living in Hong Kong is the wide availability of the live-in domestic helper, facilitated by the fact that many apartments come with maids quarters. Most expatriate families employ a part-time or full-time maid. Thai, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Chinese and Indian maids are available, but the greater majority are Filipino nationals. There are Government guidelines for hiring a helper. See the Labour Department for more information.

In addition to housing, you should provide for the following;

  • Food allowance
  • Annual airfare home for helpers from overseas
  • Insurance Policy

Employment Contract information booklet is available from:

Labour Department
16/F, Harbour Building
38 Pier Building
Tel: 2717 1771

Immigration Department
2/F Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: 2824 6111

Find a Domestic Helper

Begin your search for a domestic helper by asking friends and neighbors for referrals. Look at ads posted in your local grocery store, or websites.

When you first move in you may need a temporary solution before you hire a more permanent helper.

These agencies have maids on an hourly rate:

Amah Net
Tel: 2869 9330

Overseas Employment Services Centre
Tel: 2524 6195

Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories and Macau :-
Technic Employment Service
Tel (Central): 2522 6162

Central and Kowloon :-
Merry Maids
Tel: 2857 4038

Temporary English (speaking) Nanny :-
Tel: 2523 4868

Additional Information

Maid Agency
Josie James Personnel

Email:[email protected][email protected]
Phone: +852 2377 2568, 2377 1598, 2377 2992
Fax: +852 2199 7969

Overseas Helper Agency
Hong Kong Head Office (Central)
2/F, Commercial House,
35 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong
(MTR  Central Station Exit D2, Next to McDonald)
Tel. : (852) 2524 6195
Email : [email protected]