Student Services

Staying with one of our friendly homestay families gives you the chance to experience the typical life of an Australian family. It’s also a great way to improve your English by speaking with the family. Families are carefully selected for their warmth and genuine interest in the students’ wellbeing.

Ideal for students who

  • Want to experience the Australian way of life
  • Would like to receive the support of a host family
  • Want to maximise their studies and do not want to do their own cooking

Homestay Features

Single or double bed

All linen provided



Breakfast & dinner every day

Lunch at the weekends


Internet upon request

30 to 60 min from college

Quality standards

We have a dedicated Homestay coordinator who ensures that our students are always taken care of. We regularly inspect homes to ensure that the high standards are maintained. We actively collect feedback from all students about their stay with their host family to ensure that they feel comfortable and welcome.

Homestay requirements & preferences

At the time of enrolment, we will need to know your homestay requirements before we can arrange the placement. ELC can also organise homestay placements for students with special needs such as specific dietary requirements, executive homestay, or room with private bathroom.

2022 price

  • Placement fee - $290
  • Transfer from the airport to your Homestay (optional) - $175
  • Weekly homestay fee is $340/w for a single room and $310/w for twinshare pp

*Breakfasts and dinners included, as well as lunch on the weekends.

*You will need to purchase a transport card to commute to school.

*Internet access $15/w payable directly to the host family. Conditions of use apply. WiFi is available at the school for free.

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