Wesley College’s boarding and homestay accommodation options help interstate, rural and international students settle into Melbourne and Wesley life.

A safe, comfortable place to stay during your studies is essential for a positive school experience. Choosing the best option to meet the needs of your family is important and our admissions team can help you navigate the following options.

Learning in Residence (boarding)

Our contemporary Learning in Residence boarding facility is open to students from across Australia and around the world.

Purpose-built for students in Years 9 to 12, Learning in Residence is fully integrated into Wesley’s Glen Waverley Campus.

To learn more about Learning in Residence’s boarding facilities and programs, click here.


The Wesley College homestay is ideal for international students commencing at the College in Year 8 as it provides a safe and caring home environment with a ‘host’ family. Students selecting the homestay option must be 13 years of age or older.  International students commencing in Years 9 or above are required to reside in the Wesley College Learning in Residence (boarding) facility situated at the Glen Waverley campus.

Homestay parents and families offer Year 8 students full board with their own room and meals supplied. In partnership with Wesley College, homestay families support students with academic and cocurricular commitments and offer students a ‘home away from home’.

Homestay families are carefully selected by Wesley College and students are matched with a compatible family.  All homestay providers are required to hold a current Working with Children Check and Victorian Police Check.  The International Student Coordinator provides ongoing support and monitoring to ensure the student has adjusted to his or her homestay environment.

To learn more about the homestay experience, or about becoming a homestay provider, download the Wesley College homestay booklet here or contact admissions@wesleycollege.edu.au.

Live with a parent or Department of Home Affairs (DHA) approved relative

Students can live with a parent or a DHA approved relative if they are also living in Melbourne during the time of the student’s studies. With this option, the parent or DHA approved relative has responsibility for the student’s welfare.

All students under 13 years must select this option.

Family referred arrangements with non DHA approved relatives will be treated as Homestay and subject to the College's usual Homestay requirements.

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