Student Applications

The Australian Homestay Network offers students a better quality and secure homestay experience.  All of our homestay families have undergone extensive training, police checks (as required), are personally interviewed and homes professionally inspected.  Benefits include Insurance to protect you and your belongings while in homestay, and a professional 24/7 helpline including interpreter services should you ever need assistance.

On this site you will not be shown details of all available homestays and allowed to choose between them.  Websites that do this are not recommended by us as their homestays are not taken through adequate training, house inspections and police checks to ensure students’ safety. 

Your placement fee and initial Homestay fees need to be paid in advance. This enables us to continue with your Homestay application and ensures that we are able to provide you with an early confirmation.

AHN aims to find you the best available Homestay based on your preferences. 

Our staff are experts in Homestay placements and we have a high success rate in first time placements.


Education Agents and Institutions

PLEASE DO NOT submit applications through the “Join as a Student” button if you are not the student.

Please click here to apply for an agent login.  If you enter the contact details of your agency and your primary education provider(s) we will then send you instructions for submitting student applications.

If you already have an agent login, please click here to go to the agent login page.


If you are a student, please make sure you have read and understand all of the information above.  If you are happy to proceed, please choose between one of the following options:

  1. If you would like to find an education agent to assist you in managing your homestay application, please click here.  (We will need you to provide your home contact information, and also your Australian Education Provider and campus.)
  2. If you would prefer to manage your own application for homestay, please click here and you will be taken to the individual student application form.