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We can connect you to families offering accommodation

New to Sydney? Homestay can place you with a local family who provide short-term accommodation and support during your first few weeks in a new city.

Stay with a local household while you find your feet in Sydney through our partnership with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN).

You can stay for your first 2-4 weeks with an option to extend if you wish.

A fully trained supervisor will match you with a suitable homestay host according to your needs and location preference.

All accommodation has been checked to make sure it is of a high standard and provides a supportive family environment.

Homestay Hosts are trained to assist you:

  • settle into your new community
  • understand the basics of Australian culture
  • gain everyday conversational skills
  • learn the basics such as buying transport tickets
  • help you with banking, internet, mobile phones and provide guidance on personal safety.

AHN can provide you with 24/7 professional phone support as well as insurance.

What’s included

Homestay arrangements can vary, but through our Australian Homestay Network Partnership you can expect to receive:
A clean furnished room (this includes items like a bed, desk, wardrobe, chair and a study lamp)
A supportive family environment and home to live in.
Meals (as specified) and accommodation (including utilities)
Ongoing Homestay host and student support
24/7 professional phone support from AHN
Contents insurance for students and hosts as per AHN Insurance Policy
Learn more about AHN insurance
Bathroom and laundry facilities