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Fees & Conditions

 List of Charges 2015 (1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015) 2016* (1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016)
Homestay Placement Fee (incl. GST) $235 $235
Airport Pickup Fee (incl. GST) $125 $125
Single Homestay Weekly Fee
Student in own room
$260 $265
Single Homestay Weekly Fee
Under 18 Years
$270 $270
Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee
Student sharing with another student**
$245 $250
Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee
Under 18 Years
$260 $260
Private Bathroom per week $50 $50
Guardianship Weekly Fee $65 $65
Halal Food per week $50 $50
Christmas week surcharge fee $70 $70
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.


 It was so fun to stay with a Host family in Sydney! It was difficult to speak English at first but I enjoyed talking with them. My English get better while I was in Homestay. My Host family was very kind to me and they helped me with homework each day. Thanks to them, I had an amazing time there. I really appreciate it. 


Japanese Student