Hosts

Homestay Network has been the preeminent provider of the homestay accommodation services since our inception in 1987. Homestay Network hosts have always been families that are looking to share their home, lifestyle and family to provide a safe, welcoming and friendly environment for international students. Homestay Network ensures that their students are able to experience a uniquely Australian lifestyle during their stay in Australia to advance their studies regardless of the duration of their stay.

Our hosts offer quality accommodation, meals, a family lifestyle that you would like to imagine your children receiving were they to stay with host families interstate or overseas.  If you believe you have what it takes to provide this for students, mostly from a non-English speaking background then read on.

Hosting national and international students for Homestay Network is an adventure that will offer you the experience of a lifetime.  Many of our hosts have been with us since 1987.  It is this knowledge that we share with all our hosts, both old and new.

We are still a family business with a real focus on the sense of family and the homestay experience. Many of our employees have hosted students for us to ensure they understand exactly what you experience and can help through the early stages of integrating students into your family. We understand that many things have changed since 1987, especially just what an Australian family is.

Upon acceptance as a Homestay Network Host, you will be invited to join our host network forum where you can ask questions of our staff and other hosts. Before you host your first student for us you will need to attend our short host briefing where you meet our staff and other hosts and we will share with you some tips and tricks on being a Homestay Network Host.

If you have any questions or concerns about becoming a Homestay Network Host please contact our friendly and helpful staff.

Become a Network Host

HSN – Homestay Network is always on the lookout for new hosts to complement our existing host families across Australia. We are seeking hosts, especially in:

  • Sydney’s Eastern suburbs;
  • Melbourne;
  • Canberra;
  • Central Coast, NSW;
  • Newcastle;
  • Brisbane;
  • Gold Coast; and
  • Perth.

We are always expanding our host database for these locations due to high student demand for these cities. Our host coordinators are focusing on these areas currently. To start the process of becoming a member of our Homestay family network, please complete the form below or download and complete the Adobe Acrobat Application form which you can then print and post to us.

Potential hosts do not need to acquire their Working With Children Clearance Certificate until our interview in your home.

Please note:

  1. Fields marked with (*) are required.
  2. We will contact you should we require hosts in your area.
  3. You will be interviewed by telephone.
  4. If you are a suitable Host a member of our team will visit your home to see if it is suitable for our students.
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