Looking to make a difference in the life of an international student? Sign up as a homestay host and provide a safe and welcoming home away from home. As a homestay host, you will have the opportunity to learn about new cultures, make lifelong connections and receive fortnightly payments to cover expenses. The BROWNS team will provide ongoing support and resources to help you succeed as a homestay host.


To become a Homestay family for BROWNS, please follow the instructions below:

1. Please make sure you are within 50 minutes total travelling time to/from our Brisbane/Gold Coast campus or within 1 hour and 15 minutes to/from our Melbourne campus. Please check the travelling time from http://translink.com.au/ before applying.

  • BROWNS Brisbane Campus: Level 8, 102 Adelaide St, Brisbane
  • BROWNS Gold Coast Campus: 5 Hicks Street, Southport
2.Please complete the Online Homestay Application Form or the PDF Homestay Application Form, Blue Card Application Form, and Homestay Terms and Conditions. Once completed, please email a photocopy of your Blue Card and signed Homestay Terms and Conditions. Email: accommodation@browns.edu.au

3.Our Homestay Accommodation team, will contact you to arrange an inspection. If you satisfy our Homestay Family criteria, we will issue you with a letter of confirmation

To speak to our Homestay Accommodation team, please use the following details:

Email: accommodation@browns.edu.au
Phone: +61 (0)7 3221 7871