Many RAR groups provide weekends, short holidays or a short respite in a rural or seaside locations for people seeking refuge and asylum who are located in cities or major regional centres. This activity has been popular with both single people and families.  Activities include bush camping, picnics, farm visits, snow play, community dinners and barbecues, sports, art and music and tree planting for Landcare.

Regions offering homestay include:


  • Victoria
    • Warrnambool
    • The Grampians
    • Bendigo
    • Euroa
    • Mansfield
    • Beechworth
    • Bright


  • New South Wales
    • The Sapphire Coast
    • Armadale
    • Ballina
    • Lennox Head
    • Uki
    • Federal
    • Southern Highlands


RAR is developing guidelines for ‘homestay’ hosts. Watch this page for more information and photos.