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 (2019)

The below fees are the 2019 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 TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$320$345
VIP Single*$395$395
Twin share$290$315

 

*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 TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$315$340
VIP Single*$390$390
Twin share$285$310

 

*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 TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Newcastle

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Wollongong

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Canberra

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$305Price available upon request
Twin share$275Price available upon request

Adelaide

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$285Price available upon request
Twin share$255Price available upon request

Perth

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$285Price available upon request
Twin share$255Price available upon request

Gold Coast

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

New Zealand

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.

Auckland

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$295 NZDPrice available upon request
Twin share$265 NZDPrice available upon request

Hamilton

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Wellington

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Christchurch

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Dunedin

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$265Price available upon request
Twin share$235Price available upon request

Palmerston North

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$255Price available upon request
Twin share$225Price available upon request

Invercargill

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$245Price available upon request
Twin share$215Price available upon request

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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 Single

2 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 share

2 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 out of a homestay, they must give the hosts 2 weeks notice before the date they are moving out. Rent (homestay fees) covering these 2 weeks of notice period must be paid to the hosts. If the student does not give 2 weeks notice to the host, they will still need to pay for the 2 weeks notice period.

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