Homestay is a unique opportunity for overseas students to experience Australian culture from the best vantage…
In a local English speaking family!

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Hosting a student is a great way to learn about other cultures and make new friends.

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Airport Meet and Greet Pick-Up Service

One of our friendly drivers will meet you in the airport terminal with a sign, with your name on it, and transfer you to your accommodation.

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Charter a Bus

We have a luxury 27-passenger coach and a 12-passenger mini bus available for charter at very reasonable rates.

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Enjoyable, educational and unforgettable, at Talkabout Tours we aim to offer services that far exceed your expectations. Talkabout Tours offers complete cultural immersion and can look after all your requirements from arrival to departure. Whether you’re on a group tour or simply requiring education, accommodation or transport, Talkabout Tours is committed to helping you get the most out of your trip. Click on “Experience Perth” to find out what is so special about Perth and to give you some ideas to make the most of your time here

Experience Perth

Apply for homestay

Please provide us with as much information about yourself, and your family preferences, as possible, so that we can match you to your ideal Homestay family.

All our homes have been visited and given the tick of approval by Talkabout Tours and your Hosts are keen to welcome you into their family.

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What is homestay? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Homestay accommodation allows you to live with a local family and experience local culture. You will become a part of the family and learn how they live.

In a traditional Homestay most meals are provided and you have a fully furnished private room in a nice, safe home. Your linen and bedding are provided you and your electricity and gas bills are included.

Importantly, you do not need to provide a bond.

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Application procedure

  • 1

    Apply online

    Complete the online application. After a successful application you will receive your welcome letter and invoice. The invoice will normally be for 4 weeks of Homestay, a one-off placement fee and for an airport transfer if requested.
  • 2

    Pay the fees

    Student to pay invoice by direct deposit or credit card and send a copy of the receipt to Talkabout Tours.
  • 3

    Match with a homestay

    Talkabout Tours will match you to the closest available Homestay to your school that meets your requirements. After a successful match you will receive the homestay details.
  • 4

    Start your journey!

    A driver will meet you at the airport (if requested). Your Aussie family will welcome you to their home.

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Homestay Evaluation

Please tell us about your Homestay experience

Homestay Evaluation form



We specialise in homestays, offering great value and a dedicated team of caring professionals who ensure you have the ultimate safe, enjoyable and worthwhile learning experience.

Students looking for Homestay

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Homestay families can mean flatmates, singles or couples with or without children.

Your application will ask about your family situation, pets and student preferences and our job is to match students to the family that most suits.

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What is homestay?

Homestay is a cultural exchange where students live with an Australian family.

Families need to be easy to understand and have a good level of English. A single bedroom, linen, towels, a quiet area to study and most importantly a safe, relaxed, friendly, nurturing family atmosphere need to be provided.

Most Homestays include all dinners, daily breakfasts on a serve yourself basis and serve yourself lunches on weekends. Some students opt to buy and prepare their own meals.

Please let us know your preferences when you apply.

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Application procedure

  • 1

    Apply online

    Complete the online application. Please include as much information as possible. After a successful application you will receive a welcome email.
  • 2

    Schedule an interview

    We will contact you to arrange a suitable time to visit you in your home.
  • 3

    Collect documentation

    If you have current Police Clearances and Working with Children Checks (if hosting under 18yrs students), please present them at the interview. (This is a requirement for all members of the Household over 18yrs). We can provide application forms at heavily discounted rates if needed.
  • 4

    Update your insurance

    Check that your insurance covers students belongings and has a Public Liability component. We can help to organize an inexpensive specifically tailored Homestay Insurance policy if required.
  • 5

    Perform the interview

    Meet with a Talkabout Tours representative in your home
  • 6

    Find a student

    We will contact you when we feel we have a student that fits and leave it up to you whether to accept

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Bus Charter

Contact us for a free quote for a modern, comfortable bus to take you to your next event.

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Airport Transfer

A friendly, professional Talkabout Tours driver will be waiting at the airport with a sign to transport you to your accommodation in a suitably licensed vehicle.

Airport Transfer

Tours by Show on the Road

Western Australia has some amazing places to visit. Join us on one of our Eco-accredited tours which are fun, interesting and budget priced

Show on the Road Tours

Study Tours

Combine learning and touring. Talkabout Tours will tailor-make an unforgettable tour for your group. Study Tours are all inclusive and include education, meals, Homestay accommodation, touring and all transfers.

To create a tailor-made Study Tour for your group, contact us.

Please fill out our Study Tour booking inquiry form and we'll get back to you with a quote Student Application Form for Agents

Tours & Study tours


Chooses one of our student priced tours to some of the special places around WA or get your group together and allow Talkabout Tours to arrange something special for you.

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a research-intensive university in Perth, Australia that began teaching students for the first time in 1913. UWA is World Top 100 ranked university and a member of Australia’s “Group of Eight” Universities. The Centre for English Language Teaching (UWA CELT) is located in Claremont and offers a range of English programs from low level to high level General English, English Test Preparation Courses, Academic English and Degree preparation programs. UWA CELT also provides language testing services and a large annual program of Study Tours to partner institutions around the world.

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Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest student population. Curtin focuses on real-world issues, and equips graduates with the skills to make tomorrow better. Curtin campuses are vibrant, welcoming spaces that value diversity and difference, emphasise industry connections and practical learning, have a strong commitment to social justice, and foster a forward-thinking culture for our students, staff and the wider community.

Curtin English is the University’s English language learning centre. Their experienced staff will help you throughout your journey to prepare students for study, life and work.

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St Stephen’s School is a progressive co-educational School of the Uniting Church. Welcoming people from all faiths and backgrounds, the School is situated over two campuses in Perth’s northern suburbs at Carramar and Duncraig. St Stephen’s School prides itself on its personalised, pathway-driven education where students are encouraged to follow their passion toward an education focused on either an ATAR, VET or workplace path. The holistic education caters for the whole child, with as much focus dedicated to care and wellbeing as is it on learning, delivered in a unique Care Team structure. St Stephen’s is known for creating well-rounded, compassionate graduates within a dynamic School community.

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UWA College offers degree preparation programs designed especially for international students. This learning center offers students tailored academic, language and personal support delivered by experienced staff.

With university-style teaching, personal tutors and access to university facilities, UWA College provides the ideal introduction to the academic study experience at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

UWA College is located in the heart of UWA’s Perth campus. Close to the hustle and bustle of Oak Lawn, the Student Guild Village and Student Central – students are immersed in university life at UWA from day one.

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Talkabout Tours is proud to work along side some of Western Australia’s best Universities and Schools

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We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation and their Elders past and present. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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