Student Fees & Conditions

Placement & Administration Fee $A380 (GST inclusive)
Carer Setup Fee (Under 18 Student Visa Holders Only) $A220 (GST inclusive)
Weekly Homestay Fee (Over 18) $A385
Weekly Homestay Fee (Under 18) $A430
Ongoing Monitoring Fee (Under 18) $A50 per week (GST inclusive)
Holiday Homestay Holding Fee 50% Weekly Homestay Fee
Parent Nominated Homestay
Annual Screening Fee for Parent Nominated Homestay*** $A440 per check (GST inclusive)
Ongoing Monitoring Fee (Under 18) $A50 per week (GST inclusive)
Refund & Cancellation Service Fee $A110 (GST inclusive)
 DE International – NSW PUBLIC  SCHOOLS
Placement & Administration Fee $A415 (GST inclusive)
Weekly Homestay Fee (Single Room – 3 meals) $A430
Weekly Special Diet Requirements  $A35
Holiday Homestay Holding Fee 50% Weekly Homestay Fee
Parent Nominated Homestay
Annual Screening Fee for Parent Nominated Homestay*** $A415 per check (GST inclusive)
Ongoing Monitoring Fee $A30 per week (GST inclusive)
Refund & Cancellation Service Fee $A110 (GST inclusive)
Airport Transfer (one way under 30km)* $A200 (GST inclusive)
Airport Transfer (one way between 30km to 60km)* $A220 (GST inclusive)
Airport Transfer (Wollongong Area / Central Coast)* $A330 (GST inclusive)
Airport Transfer (Newcastle Area)* $A440 (GST inclusive)
Excess Baggage Per Piece $30
Public Holiday Surcharges: Easter, Christmas, ANZAC Day and New Year’s Day. $A150 (GST inclusive)
Night Owl Surcharges: 23:00 – 05:00. $A40 (additional to Airport Transfer -GST inclusive)
  • Fees quoted in Australian dollars (GST inclusive where applicable) per person and are subject to change without notice.
  • Accommodation Placement Fee, Carer Setup Fee, Airport Pickup fee and Screening Fee for Parent Nominated Homestay are non-refundable.
  • Homestay is designed for long-term placements. Oz Homestay invoices students every 12 weeks and fees are to be paid upfront. All homestay payments are managed by Oz Homestay for the whole duration of students’ stay.
  • If a student applies as an under 18 person and turns 18 after his/her arrival, the first four weeks of homestay is charged at the under 18 rate.  The student may request a change to the over 18 rate later, pending on approvals from homestay hosts.  Hosts have rights to terminate a homestay arrangement if they do not wish to continue an existing arrangement at over 18 rate from a previous agreed price.
  • Holiday Room Holding: Students may pay 50% of their weekly fees during school holidays while they return to their home countries (pending approvals from homestay hosts), however the student must notify Oz Homestay and the host two weeks prior to departure.  Students must be away for a minimum of 7 nights.
  • Homestay Fee includes two meals a day during week days and three meals on weekends.  For high school students, food should be available for them to make a light lunch (e.g. a sandwich and piece of fruit) on school days.
  • All homes are located within one hour travel time to the students place of study.
  • Refund and Cancellation Service Fee applies to ALL refunds and cancellations
  • *Excess Baggage: 1 large suitcases and 1 carryon are included in the airport transfer fee. Any excess must be booked and paid for in advance.  Excess luggage transfers cannot be guaranteed without prior arrangement at the time of booking.
  • **Twin share – students must apply together and state each other’s name in special request field on application.
  • ***Parent Nominated Homestay – Parents of students who are enrolling for Years 9 to 12 in NSW public and private high schools may nominate for their child to live with close family friends or distant relatives. An annual accommodation screening fee applies to ensure that the nominated homestay meets all requirements the school require to approve the arrangement.
Optional extras (only if available):
Special Dietary requirements for example vegan, halal, etc $A35 per week
Conditions & Cancellation Policy:
  • Placement & Administration Fee, Airport Pickup fee and Screening Fee for Parent Nominated Homestay are non-refundable.
  • Please note that accommodation will not be confirmed until all invoices are paid in full, completed application form and flight itinerary received by Oz Homestay.
  • Accommodation booking is for a minimum of 4 weeks or length of study if shorter than 4 weeks.  Consequent extensions are invoiced every 12 weeks.
  • Full homestay fees are only refundable if cancellation received prior to 48 hrs of arrival in Sydney.
  • Homestay fees will incur a 50% Cancellation fee if notification received within 48 hrs of arrival.
  • Full refund of homestay fees are only given in extreme circumstances after the student’s arrival at Oz Homestay’s discretion.
  • If a student wishes to change his/her accommodation Oz Homestay and the family must be informed two weeks in advance. If two full weeks notice is not given, the family must still be paid for this two week period.
  • If a student wishes to change families within the period of his/her original booking then an administration fee will apply. Change of family after the initial booking period will be treated as a new placement and a new placement fee must be paid.
  • No airport transfer refund applies if a student cannot locate the driver. The student must call emergency numbers & follow our instructions. We will contact the driver and make sure that student and driver link up. Students that make their own way to the host family without calling emergency numbers and following our instructions will not have their transfer fee refunded.
  • Holiday Fees: Students returning to their home country pay 50% of homestay fee to reserve their rooms.  Copy of flight itinerary must be provided to Oz Homestay in advance of holiday.  Students pay full rate while they are in Australia whether the room is occupied or not.
  • Public Holiday Surcharges: Students wishing to arrive on Australian public holidays such as Easter, Christmas and New Year will incur an additional surcharge of $150.
  • Some programs do have slightly different rates, which will be informed at time of invoicing. All homestay fees are payable to Oz Homestay in advance. Ongoing payments can be made according to Oz Homestay’s invoices.
Signed Agreement: Completing student online application form and/or signing application form indicates that you have read and understood these terms and conditions and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Oz Homestay as outlined above.
  Disclaimer: Oz Homestay makes every effort to select honest and bona fide host families.  Each home is regularly inspected for suitability to host an international student. Whilst all care is taken, Oz Homestay cannot be held responsible for any undesirable or negligent actions by the host family or the student. Homestay hosts are advised:
  • To ensure that their Household contents insurance policy is inclusive of incidents caused by boarders.
  • To ensure that host’s Home Buildings Insurance Policy includes Public Liability.
  • All damages caused by students are the responsibility of the student.