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Homestay and Guardianship

Appointed Guardians

In line with legal requirements, all International Students who are unaccompanied by a parent or adult relative in Australia are legally required to have an appointed adult guardian.

The role of the Guardian is to offer practical support and guidance to the student and to provide legal permission for the student’s involvement in College programs in the absence of their parent. The Guardian also communicates with the parents to keep them informed of the student’s progress on a periodic basis. 

International Student Alliance (ISA) Guardianship & Welfare Services, contracted by Billanook College, appoints bi-lingual guardians to each International Student.  The Guardians are welcomed and encouraged to become part of the Billanook community, ensuring continuity of communication between the student, parent, College and Guardian.


Homestay Accommodation 

Homestay is an accommodation option for international students who come to study at Billanook, unaccompanied by a parent. Homestay families are carefully selected and approved by the International Students Co-ordinator. All of the Homestay families selected are located within a close distance from Billanook College or with access to convenient transport.

Students are given a more authentic opportunity to experience Australia’s culture by participating in Homestay. It provides both the International student and the Host family with a valuable and rewarding experience, with many students staying in contact with host families long after their exchange.

> Click here to download our Homestay Booklet
> Click here to apply to be a Homestay Family 

For more information, please contact the following people:


College Registrar:

Phone: +61 3 9724 1179 
Fax: +61 3 9725 5388 


Manager, International Programs:

Phone: +61 3 9724 1166 
Fax: +61 3 9725 5388 


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