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 2250 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 2023

All prices may vary without notice
QUEENSLAND1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 9-12)AUD 7,890AUD 15,200AUD 22,650AUD 29,425
State (Year 7-10)AUD 8,630AUD 16,600AUD 24,765AUD 32,130
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,565AUD 17,660AUD 26,350AUD 34,160
NEW SOUTH WALES1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 7-10)AUD 8,910AUD 17,000AUD 25,090AUD 33,180
Regional (Year 11+12)AUD 8,910AUD 17,000AUD 25,090AUD 33.180
Sydney (Year 9+10)AUD 8,875AUD 16,930AUD 24,985AUD 33.040
Sydney (Year 11+12)AUD 9,325AUD 17,830AUD 26,335AUD 34,840
VICTORIA1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 10)AUD 9,000AUD 16,460AUD 24,660AUD 31,100
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,500AUD 17,410AUD 26,110AUD 32,770
SOUTH AUSTRALIA1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 8-12)AUD 7,580AUD 14,860AUD 22,140AUD 29,420
State (Year 8-10)AUD 8,460AUD 15,740AUD 23,030AUD 30,300
State (Year 11+12)AUD 8,810AUD 16,440AUD 24,070AUD 31,700
TASMANIA1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 7+8)AUD 7,275AUD 14,350AUD 21,425AUD 28,500
State (Year 9+10)AUD 7,275AUD 14,350AUD 21,425AUD 28,500
State (Year 11+12)AUD 7,525AUD 14,850AUD 22,175AUD 29,500
CANBERRA (ACT)1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 10)AUD 7,640AUD 15,015AUD 22,930AUD 29,765
State (Year 11+12)AUD 8,065AUD 15,865AUD 23,665AUD 31,465
WESTERN AUSTRALIA1 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 2023

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 24,385AUD 47,340
Caloundra Christian College (Homestay)AUD 21,800AUD 41,880
Fraser Coast Anglican College (Homestay)AUD 19,675AUD 38,700
Highlands Christian College (Homestay)AUD 18,500AUD 36,350
Hillcrest Christian College (Homestay)AUD 24,690AUD 48,005
Hills Grammar School (Homestay)AUD 30,600AUD 57,180
Immanuel College (Homestay)AUD 22,965AUD 47,035
Immanuel College (Boarding)AUD 25,935AUD 51,205
John Paul College (Homestay)AUD 25,195AUD 48,465
John Paul College (Boarding)AUD 26,395AUD 50,865
Mercedes College (Homestay)AUD 24,650AUD 48,210
Pembroke School (Boarding)AUD 33,880AUD 67,710
Saint Stephen’s College (Homestay)AUD 24,540AUD 47,675
Scotch Oakburn College (Boarding)AUD 26,575AUD 52,650
The Scots PGC College (Boarding)AUD 24,915AUD 49,130
St Paul’s School (Homestay)AUD 24,980AUD 48,660
The Cathedral School (Homestay)AUD 26,550AUD 52,600
The Cathedral School (Boarding)AUD 25,080AUD 49,760
The Friends’ School (Boarding)AUD 30,045AUD 58,065
Townsville Grammar School (Homestay)AUD 24,630AUD 48,610
Townsville Grammar School (Boarding)AUD 25,785AUD 50,920
Wesley College (Homestay)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 71,835
Wesley College (Boarding)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 81,815
Whitsunday Anglican School (Boarding)AUD AUD 52,880

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$630 (April 2022)
  • 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.)
  • 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).