Oz Homestay Family Services
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Why be a Homestay Host?
A homestay is a private home accepting overseas students to live as a part of the family, a homestay host can be an individual, couple or family.
Being a homestay host provides great insights into other cultures and can be a very rewarding cultural exchange experience with a small financial remuneration. Life-long friendships are often established through the process. It is not a matter of simply renting out a room in your house.
Students choose to pay for homestay accommodation during their study because it offers them the opportunity to be part of a good family environment. They like to be treated like members of the family.
For more details, please refer to Standard of Homestay Requirements.
To register as a homestay host, please refer to Host Family Registration Procedures.
When is a Guardian Required?
All international students under the age of 18, who are not residing in Australia with a parent, or legal custodian, must have a guardian. In most instances the homestay family will also be the guardian of the student.
For more details, please refer to Guardian Responsibilities.
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"I have been hosting students for 10 years, the last 4 with Oz Homestay. As a host parent I find Oz Homestay great to work with. The staff are friendly & always there to help, even if it just an answer to a simple question."
Narelle van Leeuwen – Homestay Family