Join our homestay family today

Interested in hosting a student? Families needed for July

  • No experience required to be a host family
  • Training will be provided
  • Make use of extra space, supplement your income
  • Experience a unique cultural exchange
  • Enrich your life by supporting a newcomer
  • Facilitate your own children’s language-study
  • Apply today

Homestay allows students to live with a local family, as a part of the family. UOW College Homestay began life more than 15 years ago (formerly known as Australian Family Homestays) and has diligently cared for students and families over these many years.

To us, you are not just a body for a bed and we genuinely want to find the “best family fit” for each individual. We have over 1500 families on our database, it means we have the best chance of success, in finding a family that is just perfect for you.

At UOW College Homestay we adhere to the Australian National Code of Practice which means you can be assured of consistent standards of student welfare, support services and consumer protection. After all, our goal is to make your Australian homestay experience happy and successful.

Australian Families

Interested in hosting a student?

  • Make use of extra space
  • Experience a unique cultural exchange
  • Enrich your life by supporting a new comer
  • Facilitate your own children’s language-study


Register Here

Existing Accounts: Login Here


Have an experience of a lifetime

  • Improve your conversational English
  • Become familiar with the customs and culture
  • Affordable alternative to other living options in Wollongong
  • Enjoy the comforts of a home environment

Future Students: Register Here

Current Students: Register Here

Our Staff

UOW College Homestay staff have all hosted students themselves for many years and we choose to work in this job because we believe in the Homestay program and have a genuine heart for the benefits it brings to both the families and the students.

Our personal experience means that we understand the needs of families as well as the needs of students. Our mind is always on “how would I like my child to be cared for” and “what would I expect from someone staying in my own home”.

We work very closely with our families and our students and have long term relationships to maintain with both, so the success of the homestay placement is very important to us. Our aim is to make everyone as happy and safe as possible.