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Homestay accommodation is very popular with students who are new to Australia, because it gives them an opportunity to learn about Australia and Australians. You will be staying with an Australian family who will treat you as part of the family, with the use of living areas and facilities. However, you are expected to fit in with the family's lifestyle, meals and agreed house rules.

Full Board Homestay

Full-Board Homestay accommodation includes:

  • a single room with bed, desk, cupboard
  • laundry facilities
  • 3 meals per day, with breakfast and dinner shared with family members, plus a packed lunch when you are attending classes.

Shared Homestay

Shared Homestay accommodation includes:

  • a single room with bed, desk and cupboard
  • laundry facilities
  • access to the kitchen, where you can do your own cooking.

Homestay Costs

The cost of Full Board Homestay varies from $170 - $260 per week, depending on the city and the host family.

The cost of Shared Homestay is $100 - $160 per week.

These prices do not include telephone calls and personal toiletries.

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