Wantirna College has almost 30 homestay families on file, many of them with 10 years or more of experience in hosting international students. College-approved homestays are an average travelling distance of 15 minutes from the school by bus or foot, with some as close as 5 minutes away.

In accordance with Victorian Government regulations, all homestays are obliged to provide students living with them with three meals a day and a private room for the student’s own use, and are subject to half-yearly checks into safety and living conditions.

A number of Wantirna College homestay hosts go far beyond these basic requirements though, providing our international students with opportunities to travel within Australia and to get involved in the local community.

Living in a homestay allows students to truly immerse themselves in the English language and Australian culture, generally resulting in a more rapid uptake of English language skills.

If you are interested in potentially becoming a homestay host to a Wantirna College international student, or would like to know more, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., addressed to the International Student Program Administrator.


Department of Education and Training

CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K