Fees & Conditions (Latest 2016-17)

 List of Charges 2016 (1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016) 2017* (1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017)
Homestay Placement Fee (incl. GST) $235 $245
Airport Pickup Fee (incl. GST) $125 $130
Single Homestay Weekly Fee
Student in own room
$265 $275
Single Homestay Weekly Fee
Under 18 Years
$270 $290
Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee
Student sharing with another student**
$250 $260
Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee
Under 18 Years
$260 $275
Private Bathroom per week $50 $60
Guardianship Weekly Fee $65 $65
Halal Food per week $50 $55
Christmas/New Year Period Surcharge Fee
(between 24th December to 2nd January)
$70 $85
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.


 Dinner time and shower time were early for Japanese. But dinner was very delicious, and the Host family were very kind. We played Kirigami and soccer with children. And we roasted some marshmallows together. Therefore I think my Homestay was a great experience. 


Japanese Student