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Homestay Hosts

Start your hosting journey with Study Vision

Why should you become a homestay?

Homestay is a culturally enriching and financially rewarding home-based activity, that can lead to long-term friendships with people from around the world. Homestay involves providing accommodation, with or without meals (though most homestays do provide meals), to young international university or college students, or other international visitors, in return for a weekly payment. Homestay is available to all types of Australian households (families: with/without kids, single parents, empty nesters or pensioners) who have spare bedrooms and are located within a reasonable travel time by direct public transport to major Universities and other educational institutes, across Australia and New Zealand.

Enjoy the company of your guests and make life long friendships

Introduce international cultures, languages and customs into your home

Tax free rental income when you host one or two students

What you need to provide your guest?

A Home

Your home should be clean, orderly, in good repair (not under renovation), and comply with council building regulations.

Furnished Bedroom

The most essential requirements for hosting a student is to have a furnished room which at the minimum includes a single bed with linen, wardrobe and a desk with a small lamp. The room should be in the main house, however granny flats may be acceptable, depending on their condition and facilities.

Internet Access

Hosts need to provide a decent broadband internet connection (ADSL, Cable or NBN) for the student to use. The host will receive an additional weekly payment for providing this.


The usual expectation is for hosts to provide students with two meals Monday to Friday and three meals on the weekend. Dinner should be with the host family, to encourage conversation and interaction between the student and the hosts.

Bathroom Facilities

The student will need access to a bathroom, either shared with the host family and other students, or their own private bathroom. If the student has their own bathroom, the host may receive an additional weekly payment.

Laundry Facilities

Students will need to wash their clothes on a regular basis. Hosts should let their guests know when and how to use the laundry facilities.

Why host with study vision?

24/7 Support

Our team of supportive staff are here to help you whether its day or night with any concerns or incidences that may occur while hosting.

Consistent Bookings

Our partnerships with Australia’s top universities and the world’s leading student agencies mean you will receive consistent bookings with us.

Quality Host Training

Our experienced staff will be on hand to provide consultation and training to you during your hosting experience.

How to Apply?


Apply Online

Applying is easy! Just click the link here.


Complete a WWCC

Hosts must complete a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to hosting. Please click the link here.


Application Processing

Once you submit your online application, our team will review the information you provided to see whether your profile meets our requirements.


Receive a friendly call

Once your application is successfully processed, our homestay manager will give you a call to get some further information and introduce you to our services.


Schedule an Inspection

Once satisfied with your application, our homestay manager will schedule a time for one of our inspectors to visit your place.


Start Hosting!

Once our inspectors are satisfied with your home, our homestay manager will give you a call to discuss your availability to start hosting immediately.

Still have some questions?

Visit our help centre to find the right answers to your questions