Homestay is an opportunity to live with an Australian family and experience Australian life and culture by participating in the daily routine of the host family’s life. Host families generally take an active interest in their students and assist them to assimilate into their new environment. Typically, a homestay includes breakfast, dinner and a packed lunch if required. Students are responsible for the costs of washing, ironing, telephone and transport.

When considering a homestay, we recommend you ensure your provider meets the minimum Australian homestay standards.

Homestay programs may be offered by your institution, which you can find out more about via their website.

You can find out more about homestay and the homestay network here.