Homestay

Do you want to experience the Australian lifestyle and improve your English with native speakers at the same time? 

Homestay is perfect for you. You will live with an Australian family who will welcome you into their home.

You can choose to stay with a homestay family for a short period of time while you decide where to live. Or you can stay in homestay for the length of your course at Navitas English.

Many students remain friends for life with their homestay families.

If you choose a Navitas homestay, you will:

  • live in an Australian home no more than 45 minutes to your school
  • have a furnished room with a bed, wardrobe, desk and reading light
  • have a choice of single, twin and double rooms.

Homestay families can sometimes cater for extra requirements, such as special dietary requirements (Halal, Kosher, vegetarian, etc.), or laundry service.

Contact Admissions if you would like more information.


Types of homestay

Standard homestayVIP homestaySelf-catered homestay
  • No more than 45 minutes' travel time to your school
  • Furnished private room
  • Half board: breakfast and dinner Monday to Friday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekends
  • Other boarders are allowed
  • Suitable for all ages

Standard homestay plus:

  • Private bathroom
  • WiFi included

Standard homestay with differences:

  • Breakfast Monday to Friday
  • You can use the kitchen
  • Limited interaction with homestay family
  • Not available to students under 18

Accommodation Fees

Accommodation fees 2016 (AU$)SydneyManlyPerthDarwinBrisbane
Airport Transfer $145 $145 $125 $115 $125
Accommodation Standard placement $270 $270 $270 $270 $270
Self-catered placement $270 $270 $270 $270 $270
VIP placement $320 $320 $320 $320 $320
Amendment $100 $100 $100 $100 $100
Homestay per week Standard single $285 $285 $265 $285 $265
Self-catered single $225 $225 $205 $225 $205
VIP single $345 $345 $325 $345 $325
Standard shared $265 $265 $245 $265 $245
Self-catered shared $205 $205 $185 $205 $185
VIP shared $325 $325 $305 $325 $305
Homestay per day Standard single $41 $41 $38 $41 $38
Self-catered single $33 $33 $30 $33 $30
VIP single $50 $50 $47 $50 $47
Standard shared $38 $38 $35 $38 $35
Self-catered shared $30 $30 $27 $30 $27
VIP shared $47 $47 $44 $47 $44
Homestay (under18) per week Standard single $310 $310 $290 $310 $290
VIP single $370 $370 $350 $370 $350
Standard shared $290 $290 $270 $290 $270
VIP shared $350 $350 $330 $350 $330
Homestay (under18) per day Standard single $45 $45 $42 $45 $42
VIP single $53 $53 $50 $53 $50
Standard shared $42 $42 $39 $42 $39
VIP shared $50 $50 $48 $50 $48
Carer fee (under18) Per week $60 $60 $60 $60 $60
Per day $9 $9 $9 $9 $9
Homestay registration fee* Set-up fee $400 $400 $400 $400 $400

*For parent-nominated homestay hosts who are not already registered with Navitas English.

Courses are delivered by Navitas English Services Pty Ltd (ACN 002 069 730), CRICOS Provider 00289M; The Certificate IV in TESOL is delivered by Navitas English Pty Ltd (ACN 003 916 701), CRICOS Provider 00031D.