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.
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.
Apply onlineComplete 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.
Pay the feesStudent to pay invoice by direct deposit or credit card and send a copy of the receipt to Talkabout Tours.
Match with a homestayTalkabout 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.
Start your journey!A driver will meet you at the airport (if requested). Your Aussie family will welcome you to their home.
Please tell us about your Homestay experience