Australia’s original and still the best provider of homestay services

HSN – Homestay Network is a network of like-minded families who share their lifestyle with an international student in their home, to create lifelong memories for all.

HSN – Homestay Network was founded in 1987 to provide accommodation for academic and student visitors. We are Sydney’s original and premium homestay provider. 

Homestay Network strives to understand the needs of the individual customer to provide the best match between each customer and a host family. Our customers receive the highest quality family-based accommodation, allowing them the opportunity to enhance their English language skills and excel at school.

We specialise in providing student accommodation close to Universities, Language colleges and private schools across Australia.

In Sydney, we provide services to students studying at Macquarie University, University of New South Wales (UNSW),  Western Sydney University (WSU), the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and University of Sydney.

We also place students wanting to study at Universities and many of the private language schools across the cities where we operate. If you are considering homestay as an accommodation option, apply online now.

At key points in the year, we also take regular bookings for study tours from Asia including Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam. Hosts have the opportunity to choose either a long-term booking for an educational institution or a short-term study tour.

At HSN – Homestay Network we set the highest standards in Australia for families providing homestay, we:

Inspect all of our hosts’ homes annually

  • Inspect all of our hosts’ homes annually
  • Perform all necessary background checks, including a mandatory “Working with Children” check on all members of the household 18 years and older.
  • Use an incident management and reporting system
  • ensure you have the safest and best environment for your studies, our hosts across Australia live in family-friendly neighbourhoods with good transportation links to Schools, Language Colleges, TAFE and University campuses


Our Director holding our Award for best provider of Education Services
Our Managing Director, Tina Brown, receiving the Local Business Award for Best Provider of Education Services

In October 2019 Homestay Network was nominated for the first time for a Local Business Award for the provision of Education Services, there were 18 other nominees in this category. Not only did Homestay Network become a finalist, we won the Local Business Award for the provision of Education Services.

Homestay Network was recognised not only for business achievements. The Award recognised and is a tribute to our dedicated and professional team who strive everyday to deliver the best outcome for every student and give the hosts the support they need.