HereStay is a home sharing initiative being developed by Swinburne University, in partnership with Committee for Melbourne.
There is a lack of affordable student housing. Meanwhile, there are many people living in the area with spare rooms.
HereStay brings the two together, through a free service to match students with hosts and provide information and tools to create a successful home sharing experience.
Home sharing can be a rewarding experience. In addition to more affordable living, an added benefit for both students and hosts is companionship and opportunity for new social connection.
Note: International students under 18 years of age must live in either a homestay, on-campus accommodation or with a relative approved by the Department of Home Affairs.