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Popular Study Destinations in Australia

Homestay allows students to experience real Australian life, as they would be boarding with an Australian family. Many students decide to use Homestay when they first arrive in Australia as it provides them with an opportunity to discover the surrounding areas. It is also a very popular option for younger students.

All Homestay families are thoroughly screened by institutions before they are allowed to accommodate students. Many institutions and homestay providers also match their students with their families based on their preferences. So students can specify with whom they would most like to stay.

Throughout the stay, students will be provided with a room and some meals. The family and other students will share the rest of the house, such as the bathroom, living room, and kitchen.

Generally speaking the minimum stay for homestay students is at least 4 weeks. If you are interested in organizing a homestay arrangement, contact your school counselor as soon as possible and they will be able to assist. It is advised that you do this as early as possible, as Homestay arrangements take considerable time to organize.

Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.

Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.
Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Popular for its museums, nightlife, tourist attractions and universities, Canberra is an easy place to live and study. It is also home to various educational institutions and world-class research centres, which makes it the best choice of many international students.
Perth, Western Australia
Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre houses the state ballet and opera companies, and occupies its own central precinct, including a theatre, library and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Gold Coast, Queensland
Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
People on the Sunshine Coast are Foodies! Locals and tourists alike are driving the biggest industry on the Sunshine Coast: Hospitality and Tourism. Chefs, Restaurateurs and Managers, and Hotel Staff are in-demand there. Some of the other in-demand jobs on the Sunshine Coast are Nursing and Health, Construction, Managers.
Cairns, Queensland
Cairns is a tropical gem in North Queensland. If you could ever get tired of weekends spent exploring the incredible sites out on the Great Barrier Reef, you could always just take a short drive inland to explore ancient rain forests, woven together with winding rivers and grand waterfalls that have inspired people since the beginning of human history.
Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide has a metro population of about 1.3 million and like any city, it is much more diverse than the other regions on our list. The foreign-born population is about 30 percent, with various cultures represented, you will feel a sense of connection and community in Adelaide. Adelaide has a major international airport, meaning you can find easy domestic and international flights.

Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory. Located on the coast in North Australia, it is less than an hours flight to many countries in South East Asia. With a population of approximately 200,000 people, it is also one of Australia’s most rapidly growing cities and there is a very big demand for skilled workers. Because of the shortage of workers, employees earn considerably more in Darwin compared to most cities in Australia.