Agents & Education Providers

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.


 My experience as a Host with Meridian Homestay has been amazing . We have found Jane and her team highly organised who goes above and beyond to ensure that all aspects of hosting is considered such as community, safety, location and family. We love welcoming students into our lives as it allows us to share our world with them while at the same time we get to experience new cultures, pronounce names, eat interesting food and be human. 

Irfan & Sabrina

Meridian Host Family