Host Payments - Disability Homestay Network

Host Payments

The Basics

Hosts receive a reimbursement to assist with essential expenses associated with hosting.

Breakaway Connect: The standard rate is approximately $350 per night, which generally covers a 24-hour period. This includes providing up to 2 “at home” meals for your guest.

Breakaway for a Day: The standard rate is approximately $300 per day, which generally covers up to 10 hours of support.

Please note that host reimbursement rates may change at any time, but will not affect a current individual placement without prior notice.

How Hosts are Paid

Once your guest has arrived and settled in, you will need to mark them as arrived in the Disability Homestay Network system. We will process host payments directly into your nominated bank account after we have received funds from the guest, usually within 30 days of your guest’s departure.

Any income you receive hosting for the Disability Homestay Network program will need to be reported to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). We recommend speaking with a qualified accountant for information about your tax obligations and possible deductions you can claim for hosting.

Meals, Transport and Activities

The cost of providing up to 2 “at home“ meals per day by arrangement (guests will also have their own meal allowance for their stay), local transport* and agreed activities to your guest is included in your host reimbursement.

Further information can be found on the Meals, Transport and Activities page.


Further information regarding host payments can be found in the Host Reimbursement Policy.

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