Quality and monitoring
The most important thing is that every homestay family is safe and caring. Every Homestay family is carefully chosen. We check their identity and we do a criminal history check. We will also check on you and your homestay family regularly to ensure everything is going well.
Our schools manage the homestay program. They make sure every family and home meets the Australian Government Schools International Homestay standards.
If you want to stay with a Homestay family, your school will find you a family that is right for you, based on the things you write in your application. The school’s Homestay Coordinator or International Coordinator will help you if you have any problems settling in with your homestay family.
When you arrive at school, you will be given a list of people you can contact if you have an emergency or if you need any help. You can call for help at any time of day or night and speak to someone in your own language.
You can also use our student support app and student support hotline phone number. Read more about our student support and student support team here.
|Homestay placement fee
||$278 (inc. GST)
||$283 (inc. GST)
||When you apply for homestay
||$320 per week
||$328 per week
||With your study fees or 4 weeks before you start homestay
|Homestay holding fee
||$55 per week
||$56 per week
||2 weeks before leaving the homestay
It is important that you visit our
fees page to learn about the other fees you must pay when you study in a Queensland Government school.
Live with a parent or close relative
International students enrolled in primary school must stay with a parent or Department of Home Affairs (DHA) approved relative. If you are a high school student you may choose to live with a parent or a relative who lives in Queensland.
If you stay with your parent or relative, they must give you somewhere safe to live and they must take care of during your stay.
The relative must be approved by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. They must be:
- over the age of 21
- be a close relative (for example, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent).
Telephone (within Australia): 1800 316 540
Telephone (outside Australia): +61 7 3513 5301