Thursday, July 30, 2015

Host Family Registration Procedures

Step 1 - Complete Registration Form Complete Registration Form

Complete the Family Online Registration Form OR go to the Host Family Forms page, download the relevant PDF Application form, then print and FAX the completed form back to us.

Step 2 - Complete The Working With Children Check Form Complete the Working With Children Form

Please refer to to the Office of the Children's Guardian Website. Host families are classified as "Paid Workers".

Step 3 - Clearances Complete Proof of Identity 2010 Form

Once you have completed your application, you will receive a Working With Children Check application number. Please inform Oz Homestay of this number to so we can verify that you have a valid application in progress.

Step 4 - Form Approval Process Form Approval Process

Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the outcome by email (or post if you do not have an email address). There are only two results of a Working With Children Check – a clearance or a bar.

Step 5 - Home Visit Home Visit

Once we receive your clearances (and believe we will have suitable students for you), we'll arrange a home visit to view the bedroom(s) available for students and the common areas of the home.

Step 6 - Student Placement Receive Confirmation

Once the home visit has been completed, we can look at placing students with you. This can take some time, as we need to make sure we find the best match between students and hosts.

Important Notice:
  • The "Working with Children Checks" are necesary only for main hosts looking after the students.
  • Home visits are usually conducted on week day evenings or weekends, depending on where you live.
  • Student numbers do fluctuate and we can never guarantee that we will be able to place a student with every family.
  • We will only contact families when we have potential students requesting homestay in the area.


"We have been a host family for many years and acknowledge Oz Homestay to be a truly professional organization of dependable, reliable and trustworthy character. Their friendly and helpful staff are always on hand at all times to answer any questions or solve any problems. We have had a long association with Oz Homestay and have no hesitation in recommending them to any other interested Host Family."

Jenny & Mark
Homestay Family - Frenchs Forest


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"When I came to Australia, I found accommodation via Oz Homestay and really enjoyed the experience. It's such a great thing when you feel cared for and at home far away from home. I am very grateful to have found such a lovely family of whom I can now say they are my second family."

Cathérine Maertens
Homestay Student - Belgium