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.

Prices State Schools 2022

All prices may vary without notice
QUEENSLAND1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 9-12)AUD 7,750AUD 14,930AUD 22,250AUD 28,900
State (Year 7-10)AUD 8,480AUD 16,320AUD 24,335AUD 31,575
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,400AUD 17,335AUD 25,890AUD 33,565
NEW SOUTH WALES1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 7-10)AUD 8,700AUD 16,580AUD 24,450AUD 32,320
Regional (Year 11+12)AUD 9,090AUD 17,340AUD 25,590AUD 33.840
Sydney (Year 9+10)AUD 9,050AUD 17,270AUD 25,485AUD 33.700
Sydney (Year 11+12)AUD 9,510AUD 18,190AUD 26,860AUD 35,540
VICTORIA1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 10)AUD 8,520AUD 16,880AUD 24,920AUD 31,960
State (Year 11+12)AUD 8,870AUD 17,600AUD 25,995AUD 33,395
SOUTH AUSTRALIA1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
Regional (Year 8-12)AUD 7,450AUD 14,600AUD 21,750AUD 28,900
State (Year 8-10)AUD 8,330AUD 15,480AUD 22,630AUD 29,780
State (Year 11+12)AUD 8,680AUD 16,180AUD 23,680AUD 31,180
TASMANIA1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 7+8)AUD 7,310AUD 14,410AUD 22,530AUD 28,610
State (Year 9+10)AUD 7,310AUD 14,410AUD 22,530AUD 28,610
State (Year 11+12)AUD 7,570AUD 14,930AUD 22,290AUD 29,650
CANBERRA (ACT)1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 10)AUD 8,560AUD 16,420AUD 24,290AUD 32,190
State (Year 11+12)AUD 9,120AUD 17,440AUD 25,750AUD 33,700
WESTERN AUSTRALIA1 Term2 Terms3 Terms4 Terms
State (Year 7-10)AUD 9,500AUD 18,300AUD 27,150AUD 35,950
State (Year 11+12)AUD 10,000AUD 19,300AUD 28,550AUD 37,550

Prices Private Schools 2021

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 24,690AUD 48,005
Hills Grammar School (Homestay)AUDAUD 56,900
Immanuel College (Homestay)AUD AUD 48,250
Immanuel College (Boarding)AUD AUD 52,000
John Paul College (Homestay)AUD 26,395AUD 50,880
John Paul College (Boarding)AUD 27,345AUD 52,780
Mercedes College (Homestay)AUD 24,000AUD 46,910
Pembroke School (Boarding)AUD 33,225AUD 66,400
Saint Stephen’s College (Homestay)AUD 23,630AUD 45,895
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 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 24,630AUD 48,610
Townsville Grammar School (Boarding)AUD 25,785AUD 50,920
Wesley College (Homestay)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 70,500
Wesley College (Boarding)Minimum Stay: 4 TermsAUD 80,500
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$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).