High School in Australia Price List

2021 and 2022

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 2000 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.

All prices may vary without notice
Queensland 1 Term (3 Months) 2 Terms (6 Months) 3 Terms (9 Months) 4 Terms (12 Months)
Regional Schools
(Year 9 – 12)
AUD 7,598 AUD 14,634 AUD 21,814 AUD 28,338
State Schools
(Year 7 – 10)
AUD 8,240 AUD 15,846 AUD 23,632 AUD 30,650
State Schools
(Year 11 and 12)
AUD 9,138 AUD 16,862 AUD 25,156 AUD 32,606
Western Australia
State Schools
(Year 7 – 10)
AUD 9,300 AUD 17,950 AUD 26,600 AUD 35,250
State Schools
(Year 11 and 12)
AUD 9,800 AUD 18,900 AUD 28,000 AUD 36,800
New South Wales
Regional Schools
(Year 7 – 10)
AUD 8,535 AUD 16,255 AUD 23,970 AUD 31.685
Regional Schools
(Year 11. and 12)
AUD 8,910 AUD 17,000 AUD 25,090 AUD 33.180
State Schools in Sydney
(Year 9 and 10)
AUD 8,875 AUD 16,930 AUD 24,985 AUD 33.040
State Schools in Sydney
(Year 11 and 12)
AUD 9,325 AUD 17,830 AUD 26,335 AUD 34,840
State Schools
(Year 7 and 8)
AUD 7,165 AUD 14,130 AUD 22,090 AUD 28,050
State Schools
(Year 9 and 10)
AUD 7,165 AUD 14,130 AUD 22,090 AUD 28,050
State Schools
(Year 11 and 12)
AUD 7,420 AUD 14,640 AUD 21,850 AUD 29,070
State Schools
(Year 10)
AUD 8,350 AUD 16,550 AUD 24,430 AUD 31,330
State Schools
(Year 11 and 12)
AUD 8,695 AUD 17,255 AUD 25,485 AUD 32,740
South Australia
Regional Schools
(Year 8 – 12)
AUD 7,450 AUD 14,600 AUD 21,750 AUD 28,900
State Schools
(Year 8 – 10)
AUD 8,330 AUD 15,480 AUD 22,630 AUD 29,780
State Schools
(Year 11 and 12)
AUD 8,680 AUD 16,180 AUD 23,680 AUD 31,180
Australian Capital Territory
State Schools
(Year 10)
AUD 8,390 AUD 16,100 AUD 23,810 AUD 31,560
State Schools
(Year 11 and 12)
AUD 8,940 AUD 17,100 AUD 25,250 AUD 33,040

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. 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 23,700AUD 46,000
Caloundra Christian College (Homestay)AUD 21,800AUD 41,880
Fraser Coast Anglican College (Homestay)AUD 18,850AUD 37,100
Highlands Christian College (Homestay)AUD 18,500AUD 36,350
Hillcrest Christian College (Homestay)AUD 24,115AUD 46,880
Immanuel College (Homestay)AUD AUD 48,250
Immanuel College (Boarding)AUD AUD 52,000
John Paul College (Homestay)AUD 23,870AUD 46,725
John Paul College (Boarding)AUD 24,805AUD 48,610
Mercedes College (Homestay)AUD 23,565AUD 46,140
Pembroke School (Boarding)AUD 32,550AUD 65,050
Saint Stephen’s College (Homestay)AUD 24,250AUD 45,700
The Scots PGC College (Boarding)AUD 24,300AUD 47,900
St Paul’s School (Homestay)AUD 24,500AUD 47,000
The Cathedral School (Homestay)AUD 25,250AUD 49,950
The Cathedral School (Boarding)AUD 24,400AUD 48,350
The Friends’ School (Boarding)AUD 27,860AUD 55,000
Townsville Grammar School (Homestay)AUD 23,600AUD 46,550
Townsville Grammar School (Boarding)AUD 24,900AUD 49,100
Wesley College (Homestay)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 70,500
Wesley College (Boarding)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 80,500
Whitsunday Anglican School (Boarding)AUD AUD 51,000

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$620 (March 2021)
  • 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).