Accommodation and homestay

Homestay accommodation is recommended for all SCU College students studying English. This is accommodation with a local family who provide full board. It is an ideal way to enhance your language skills and learn more about Australian culture. Homestay families like to integrate students as much as possible into their normal daily lives.

Students staying in homestay pay a weekly fee. Find out more at what will it cost?

Homestay is available on each campus. Students who would like homestay accommodation will need to complete an application:

A range of general information on accommodation is available for International students - visit the SCU International website for more information.

Greeting service for English language students

Students who wish to be met on arrival in Coffs Harbour, please read the below document for your destination.

You will need to complete the Greeting service form and return it by email two weeks prior to your arrival to

PLEASE NOTE: If your plane is delayed or in case of an emergency please call to advise:

  • Lismore: +61 2 6620 3429 (office hours)
  • Coffs Harbour: +61 2 6659 3150 (office hours)
  • SCU Emergency Line: 1800 732 551

Become a homestay host

Becoming a homestay host is a truly memorable and rewarding experience. Not only will you be learning about another culture, you'll make new friends, contribute to the student's overall international experience and have lots of fun along the way. It's all part of the amazing experience of being a homestay host.

If you wish to become a homestay host in Coffs Harbour, please read the below documents and the forms you will need to complete:

Please return the completed forms to

If you wish to become a homestay host at Lismore or the Gold Coast, please apply through the Australian Homestay Network