Fees & Conditions (Latest 2018- 2019)

 List of Charges 2018 (1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018) 2019* (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019)
Homestay Placement Fee (incl. GST) $245 $250
Airport Pickup Fee (incl. GST) $130 $130
Single Homestay Weekly Fee
Student in own room
$280 $285
Single Homestay Weekly Fee
Under 18 Years
$295 $300
Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee
Student sharing with another student**
$265 $270
Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee
Under 18 Years
$280 $285
Private Bathroom per week $60 $60
Guardianship Weekly Fee $65 $65
Halal Food per week $55 $55
Christmas/New Year Period Surcharge Fee
(between 24th December to 2nd January)
$90 $90
Internet Access –
Arranged with Host, per week
$10 $10
New Host Home Inspection Fee $30 $30

*Prices may be subject to change without notice
** If requested by applicant




Placement Fee - non refundable

  • 2-4 weeks’ notice: 1 x "Weekly Homestay" fee payable per student
  • 1-2 weeks’ notice: 2 x "Weekly Homestay" fee payable per student
  • < 1 weeks’ notice: Full payment of "Weekly Homestay" fee payable per student

Leaving homestay

Students must give 14 days (two weeks) notice before leaving homestay, or pay two weeks in lieu of notice.

Extending Homestay

Please refer to the Homestay Extension Policy.


Meridian Homestay is careful to select honest host families. Each home is inspected for suitability to host a student. Even so, Meridian Homestay cannot be held responsible for the actions of the host family.

Important - The host family will be located within 55 minutes travel to your Institution.


 With children in their family, we enjoyed singing and watching TV together. It was fun and also I was able to learn English from them. It was also very enjoyable when we went shopping with my Host mother. She took me to different shops and told me about the Australian culture. It was a great experience to be with my Host family for two weeks and I am very grateful. 


Japanese Student