The homestay experience is an excellent way for students to improve their English, learn more about Australian culture, and to make the most of their international education experience. It is essential that homestay accommodation is of high quality and provides a safe, comfortable and caring environment.

Where parents opt for the Department of Education (DE) to arrange accommodation, the Department through the school, is responsible for provision of homestay accommodation, support and general welfare to the student. In Victoria, homestay can be school arranged (Option 4), or family arranged where the international student’s parents wish to nominate a specific person (Option 3 Third Party) to provide accommodation for their child, but where that individual is not a parent or Department of Home Affairs (DHA) approved relative able to provide welfare.

Our International Students Coordinator will assist with homestay arrangements. Homes are usually located close to the college.

Further information about the Homestay Arrangements


St Albans Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see: