Homestay Family Application

Do you have a spare room?

Are you interested in learning about other cultures and teaching international students about Australia?

Do you live within 40 minutes of Central Station by public transport?


All you need to do is:

  • Have a spare room with a comfortable bed, chest of drawers/wardrobe and a study desk.
  • Provide 2 meals (breakfast & dinner) each weekday and 3 meals per day on weekends. As much as possible, students should be eating meals with your family.
  • Include the student in family activities and social events where they are able to interact and practice English.
  • Conduct a “First Day Practice” when each student arrives – before their first day of school, practice with them how to travel from your home to the College by public transport.
  • Have a helpful attitude e.g. help the students buy an Opal card, give them information and suggestions about Sydney, help them set up their phone.
  • Be friendly and help them feel at home.
  • When hosting underage students, also act as their guardians for the duration of their stay.


A weekly homestay fee will be paid, as well as a guardianship fee for underage students.


If you are interested in being a homestay family for Sydney College of English, please fill out this application form and then Georgia, our Homestay Coordinator, will contact you shortly after.  If you have any questions first, please contact Georgia on



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