Host Payments & Pricing

The homestay payment process

A standard homestay booking has a length of 4 weeks with payments being made to hosts every 2 weeks. Payments are usually processed within 2-7 business days from the start of each 2 week period.
1. Student arrives at your homestay

When the student arrives, the host is required to notify Study Vision via their online host portal.

2. Payment is processed

Once confirmation of arrival is received, Study Vision's payments team will process your homestay payment

3. Payment is received

A host should expect to receive their payment within 2-7 business days after a student's arrival.

Homestay pricing guidelines for hosts (2020)

The below fees are the 2020 weekly host fees collected based on country, city and type of room offered. Please note, the amounts stated below are net of Study Vision's management fee which we collect to help run our service and offer 24/7 support for our hosts.
These amounts are indicative only, and the rental you receive for a particular student may vary, depending on the institution the student is studying at.

Australia

All fees include utilities including electricity, water, gas and internet. You should not charge guests extra for these services and should contact Study Vision if you have any concerns.

Sydney

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$320 per week$345 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$241 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$395 per week$395 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$316 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$290 per week$310 per week
Twin shareNo meals$211 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Melbourne

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$315 per week$340 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$241 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$390 per week$390 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$316 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$285 per week$310 per week
Twin shareNo meals$211 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Brisbane

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$275 per week$300 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$216 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$350 per week$350 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$291 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$245 per week$270 per week
Twin shareNo meals$186 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Newcastle

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$280 per week$305 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$190 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$355 per week$355 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$265 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$250 per week$275 per week
Twin shareNo meals$160 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Wollongong

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$280 per week$305 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$190 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$355 per week$355 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$190 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$250 per week$275 per week
Twin shareNo meals$160 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Canberra

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$310 per week$335 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$236 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$385 per week$385 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$311 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$280 per week$305 per week
Twin shareNo meals$206 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Adelaide

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$285 per week$300 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$186 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$360 per week$360 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$266 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$255 per week$270 per week
Twin shareNo meals$120 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Perth

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$285 per week$310 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$186 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$360 per week$360 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$261 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$255 per week$280 per week
Twin shareNo meals$120 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Gold Coast

Room TypeMealsOver 18Under 18
Standard Single2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$275 per week$300 per week
Standard SingleNo Meals$216 per weekN/A
VIP Single*2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$350 per week$350 per week
VIP Single*No Meals$291 per weekN/A
Twin share2 meals Mon-Fri

3 meals Sat & Sun

$245 per week$270 per week
Twin shareNo meals$186 per weekN/A

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

New Zealand

Our New Zealand prices for 2020 are to be confirmed
Notes for Homestay Fees
  1. Homestay Fees includes 2 meals (Breakfast & Dinner) on Monday to Friday and 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on Saturday & Sunday. If lunches are required on Monday to Friday, additional fees will be payable (typically $8 per day).
  2. The rates shown above also include all Electricity, Water & Gas costs, as well as linen, furniture, laundry use and internet access. It does not include phone calls, air conditioning or heating. Guests should use their own mobile phone or international calling card for making phone calls.
  3. The rate is determined by the student’s age at the start of the Homestay Agreement. If a student turns 18 and wishes to change to the Over 18 Rate, a new Homestay Agreement will need to be arranged, and is subject to the host family’s approval.
Payment Policy
  1. If a student goes on holidays or away from the homestay for less than 2 weeks, they will need to pay the full Rental & Internet for all the nights that they will be away. This needs to be paid before the student leaves.
  2. If a student goes on holidays or away from the homestay for 2 weeks or more, they will need to pay a Holding Fee (50% of their normal Rental & Internet for all the nights they will be away). This needs to be paid before the student leaves.
  3. If a student decides to move permanently out of a homestay, we require that the student give Study Vision 2 weeks’ notice before the date the student is permanently moving out. Rent (homestay fees) covering these 2 weeks of notice period must be paid to the hosts, through Study Vision. If the student does not give 2 weeks’ notice, the student needs to pay 2 weeks’ rent in lieu of the notice period. In unforeseen situations where the student has not given 2 weeks’ notice and not paid the 2 weeks’ rent in lieu, Study Vision will make every effort to place a new student with the host family to minimise disruption.

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