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 approximately 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
  • Approximately 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

STANDARD HOMESTAY FEESBrisbaneDarwinManlyPerthSydney
Single per week $285 $295 $310 $280 $310
Single per day $42 $43 $46 $40 $46
Shared per week $265 $275 $290 $260 $290
Shared per day $39 $40 $42 $37 $42
Under 18 single per week $315 $325 $335 $305 $335
Under 18 single per day $46 $46 $48 $44 $48
Under 18 shared per week $295 $305 $315 $285 $315
Under 18 shared per day $43 $44 $46 $41 $46
VIP HOMESTAY FEESBrisbaneDarwinManlyPerthSydney
Single per week $350 $360 $370 $340 $370
Single per day $51 $51 $53 $49 $53
Shared per week $330 $340 $350 $320 $350
Shared per day $48 $49 $51 $46 $51
Under 18 single per week $375 $385 $395 $365 $395
Under 18 single per day $54 $55 $57 $52 $57
Under 18 shared per week $355 $365 $375 $345 $375
Under 18 shared per day $51 $52 $54 $49 $54
SELF-CATERED HOMESTAY FEESBrisbaneDarwinManlyPerthSydney
Single per week $230 $240 $250 $220 $250
Single per day $33 $34 $36 $31 $36
Shared per week $210 $220 $230 $200 $230
Shared per day $31 $31 $33 $29 $33
ACCOMMODATION FEESBrisbaneDarwinManlyPerthSydney
Airport transfer one way $145 $135 $165 $145 $165
Standard homestay placement $290 $290 $290 $290 $290
VIP homestay placement $345 $345 $345 $345 $345
Self-catered homestay placement $295 $295 $295 $295 $295
Placement amendment $110 $110 $110 $110 $110
Under 18 carer per week $60 $60 $60 $60 $60
Under 18 carer per day $9 $9 $9 $9 $9
Under 18 homestay registration and arrangement fee* $400 $400 $400 $400 $400

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

Courses are delivered by Navitas English Services Pty Ltd (ACN 002 069 730), CRICOS Provider 00289M.