Can somebody pick me up at the airport?
We can arrange for our airport pick-up service Togoto Australia to pick you up at the airport.
Can somebody take me back to the airport when I leave Melbourne?
Yes, this can be arranged. Please speak with our accommodation staff to make this arrangement when you have confirmed your flight.
Can I book a room on-campus?
Can a relative or friend also stay with me in my homestay?
It is unlikely that the homestay host will be able to accommodate both the student and other members of the family or guests. The Accommodation Office is happy to recommend a suitable hotel or Bed & Breakfast nearby for family members, they will need to make their own booking arrangements.
Why can't I have my homestay details 4 weeks before I arrive?
Most hosts have students with them all year round. The host can only inform the Accommodation Office that there is a vacancy when their current student gives notice that they will be leaving. Staff in the Accommodation Office usually only know which homestays are available one or two weeks before each student intake. In most cases, it is difficult to provide homestay details much earlier than that.
Why can't I have details of my homestay before my flight details are available?
The Accommodation Office needs the flight details in order to organise airport pick up and confirm arrival dates with the host.
Can you find me a homestay within walking distance of the campus?
Our homestay homes are spread throughout Hawthorn and the nearby suburbs. Students usually need to travel a short distance to school on public transport. The campus is well serviced by public transport (train, tram and bus).
Homestays are generally no more than 50 minutes travel time from school with the average being 35 minutes.
Can you find me a homestay with a typical Australian family?
There is really no such thing as a 'typical' Australian family’ or even a 'typical' homestay host. Australians include people from all over the world both recently arrived and here for generations. Homestay hosts reflect Melbourne's diverse community.
A third of hosts are single people. Another third are single parent families. The important thing is that all homestay hosts are English speaking and experienced with international students.
Can you find me a homestay with an internet connection?
Not all Australian homes have WiFi or an internet connection. Students can use the internet (WiFi) free of charge at school.
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