High School in Australia Price List

The table below gives Australian school enrolment prices by school type, state, and number of terms. All prices listed are in Australian Dollars (AUD). Currency Converter

The application becomes binding with the acceptance of a school place offered by the school. The amount stated in the price list below must then be paid some months before arrival (see also Steps 5 and 6, Confirming and Enrolling). This price is made up of school fees, host family fees and mandatory insurance. These amounts are set by the state, and are paid directly to the school authorities.

At the same time, Highschool Australia will issue an invoice for its services (This is a one-off lump-sum fee of 2900 AUD and is NOT included in the price list below).

Each Term usually corresponds to about three months, however, Term 4 is shorter due to end of year exams and the beginning of summer holidays. You can find the exact term dates on the page Australian School Calendar.

Prices State Schools

All prices may vary without notice
QUEENSLAND 20241 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 9-12)AUD 8,320AUD 15,865AUD 23,565AUD 30,565
State (Year 7-10)AUD 9,085AUD 17,325AUD 25,755AUD 33,900
State (Year 11+12)AUD 10,235AUD 18,735AUD 27,875AUD 36,075
QUEENSLAND 20251 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 9-12)AUD 8,595AUD 16,400AUD 24,365AUD 31,605
State (Year 7-10)AUD 9,235AUD 17,620AUD 26,195AUD 34,485
State (Year 11+12)AUD 10,385AUD 19,030AUD 28,315AUD 36,660
NEW SOUTH WALES 20241 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 7-10)AUD 9,945AUD 18,875AUD 27,810AUD 36,740
Regional (Year 11+12)AUD 10,485AUD 19,955AUD 29,430AUD 38,900
Sydney (Year 9+10)AUD 10,345AUD 19,675AUD 29,010AUD 38,340
Sydney (Year 11+12)AUD 10,945AUD 20,875AUD 30,810AUD 40,740
VICTORIA 20241 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 10)AUD 9,220AUD 18,010AUD 27,180AUD 34,830
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,600AUD 18,770AUD 28,320AUD 35,580
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 20241 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 8-12)AUD 8,180 AUD 16,060AUD 23,935AUD 31,810
State (Year 8-10)AUD 9,100AUD 16,975AUD 24,855AUD 32,730
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,450AUD 17,675AUD 25,905AUD 34,130
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 20251 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 8-12)AUD 8,600AUD 16,900AUD 25,200AUD 33,490
State (Year 8-10)AUD 9,550AUD 17,850AUD 26,145AUD 34,440
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,920AUD 18,585AUD 27,255AUD 35,920
TASMANIA 20241 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 7-10)AUD 7,850AUD 15,500AUD 23,150AUD 30,800
State (Year 11+12)AUD 8,125AUD 16,050AUD 23,980AUD 31,900
CANBERRA (ACT) 20241 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 10)AUD 9,340AUD 17,915AUD 26,490AUD 35,065
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,765AUD 18,765AUD 27,765AUD 36,765
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 20241 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 7-10)AUD 8,370AUD 16,445AUD 24,515AUD 32,585
State (Year 11+12)AUD 8,795AUD 17,290AUD 25,785AUD 34,280

Prices Private Schools 2024

The private schools in Australia do not publish their prices for the coming year until late summer or autumn. Therefore, in calculating future year fees, you should allow for an increase of about 2% higher than the previous year. The prices listed here refer to year 11 and 12. Years 10 and below are possibly cheaper. The price for a stay of 12 months or 4 terms is based on being in country for 46 weeks. Depending on whether the major summer holiday in December and January is included in the stay, the actual price may vary up or down. Otherwise the same conditions apply.

Prices for one term or three terms are provided on request, noting that for some private schools, the minimum stay is two terms.

A click on the name will take you to the school description.

All prices may vary without notice
Price List Private Schools2 Terms (6 Months)4 Terms (12 Months)
All Saints Anglican SchoolAUD 25,630AUD 50,800
Caloundra Christian College (Homestay)AUD 24,850AUD 47,950
Fraser Coast Anglican College (Homestay)AUD 21,030AUD 41,210
Hillcrest Christian College (Homestay)AUD 27,925AUD 54,150
Hills Grammar School (Homestay)AUD 31,405AUD 59,835
Immanuel College (Homestay)AUD 26,065AUD 51,100
Immanuel College (Boarding)AUD 27,965AUD 55,260
John Paul College (Homestay)AUD 28,215AUD 54,160
John Paul College (Boarding)AUD 28,530AUD 54,795
Mercedes College (Homestay)AUD 27,685AUD 54,185
Pembroke School (Boarding)AUD 35,215AUD 70,370
Saint Stephen’s College (Homestay)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 54,670
Scotch Oakburn College (Boarding)AUD 29,525AUD 58,550
The Scots PGC College (Boarding)AUD 28,665AUD 56,590
St Paul’s School (Homestay)AUD 26,865AUD 52,430
The Cathedral School (Boarding)AUD 27,960AUD 55,520
The Friends’ School (Boarding)AUD 33,445AUD 64,685
Townsville Grammar School (Homestay)AUD 27,000AUD 53,340
Townsville Grammar School (Boarding)AUD 29,220AUD 57,790
Wesley College (Boarding)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 92,700
Whitsunday Anglican School (Boarding)AUD 54,210

The prices shown include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Board and lodging with a host family or in a boarding school
  • Transfer from airport to host family or boarding school (available at most schools)
  • Health insurance (we recommend that you also buy additional insurance before you leave)
  • Advice on choosing a suitable study location
  • Individual advice on choosing a high school and subjects
  • Full preparation for life in Australia prior to your departure
  • Assistance with completing school and visa application forms
  • Local orientation session on arrival at your destination school
  • Local support by qualified team, including home-stay coordinator and study advisor
  • 24-hour emergency telephone hotline throughout your stay in Australia
  • Ongoing support and review of your chosen subjects by international student coordinators and Highschool Australia
  • Support for parents and students regarding holiday programs and general questions on school-related matters

The prices shown do not include:

  • Visa fees A$710 (January 2024)
  • Airfares
  • School uniforms
  • Travel opportunities during school holidays (optional)
  • Pocket money, typically around A$200 per month
  • Private travel insurance and/or health insurance
  • Costs for International Baccalaureate (if chosen), A$1079 per semester
  • Depending on the school, there may be equipment rental (e.g. laptop etc.)
  • Surcharges from individual schools for special dietary requirements during homestays (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc)
  • Some private schools may apply additional material costs for certain subjects

The listed prices may vary slightly depending on the exact duration of the school term, and whether you are staying in Australia throughout the summer holidays. In many cases prices may be lower than those shown.

NOTE: In Queensland and South Australia, regional school prices apply to certain state schools. These schools are identified by a green marker on the school location map, or by a corresponding note (see the list of individual schools).