Find out from our students about their experiences of our Homestay students.
A one-off administration fee (placement fee) is charged for each Homestay placement. You will be sent an invoice for this charge during your first semester at the University. Students should pay the Placement Fee as per the instructions on the invoice.
Over 18 Years of Age Fees
Under 18 Years of Age Fees
You must pay for 2 weeks on arrival directly to your Homestay host. This is non-refundable and you should be prepared to stay at least 4 weeks in your Homestay. After this time you can negotiate to stay longer or arrange alternative accommodation.
Our administrative process considers your preferences before placing you with a suitable Homestay host (i.e. pets, smoking, dietary requirements).
Information about your host family will be sent to you before you leave your home country for Australia. Each host family is interviewed and the accommodation is inspected before a student is placed with the family.
Homestay will try to match the interests of our students to those of our families.
Our office is on campus and easily accessible to students. We are located in room SC212, Student Service Centre, Callaghan Campus.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.