Our Mission

To provide unique tourism and educational products that focus on customer satisfaction and individual growth

About BIG

Banora International Group (BIG) is a leading licensed and accredited education, tourism and accommodation operator specialising in tailor-made programs for all ages.

BIG programs uniquely combine education and interactive activities to ensure students learn through life experiences.

With over 20 years of experience, BIG is renowned for its professionalism, high quality of hosting options, and extensive national network of exceptional providers and local schools able to provide an exclusive program only available to Banora International Group clientele.

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Core Business

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Why choose BIG?


• Employees are skilled and internationally-experienced staff who are able to relate to the needs of individuals and their agents.
• Proven success in managing large programs for FITs and groups of up to 800 people.
• BIG love discussing and planning new projects and have years of knowledge and experience to offer to agents/clients.

BIG Listens

• BIG listens, discusses, and advises. Sounds obvious but we listen to your needs, plans and objectives for your group. Each program is tailor-made to meet your needs.

Creative & Technical

• Whether it’s a half day program, full day program or a program that is several weeks long BIG like to keep everything under one roof to make it easier for our customers.
• BIG offers the opportunity for students to do work or volunteer experience during their stay.
• Innovative services and tailor-made programs designed to cater to clients’ needs.
• Local knowledge and nationwide contacts.
• BIG caters for all ages and nationalities.


• BIG thrive on the thrill of working on a great program with a fantastic client. We care about our clients and can often be found working out of hours to get everything ‘just right’!
• BIG are constantly investigating new options and avenues to improve our product and we recommend them when they become available.
• BIG love what we do, some might say a bit too much, bringing enthusiasm and commitment to every project we work on.

Put simply, if you want a company who cares about your experience in Australia, choose Banora International Group.

Company Timeline

Since its inception in 1996, Banora International Group (BIG) has continued to grow and increase the products and services provided to clientele to meet the growing needs of the industry.

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Quality Assurance

  • Qualified, skilled, bilingual friendly staff who are willing to help with all enquiries;
  • Our in-house homestay/farmstay guidelines are recognised as benchmarks in the industry;
  • All host families are carefully selected and assessed and have undergone training;
  • Comprehensive orientation on arrival when requested (Japanese / Chinese is also available in some locations);
  • 24-hour bilingual coordinators;
  • Public Liability insurance of $20 million.

How does BIG differ to other providers ?

  • BIG provides educational content to all components of the program in and out of the classroom;
  • BIG can package the entire program, facilitated through an extensive homestay database;
  • BIG can guarantee homestay placements and can manage larger numbers than many schools can if booked directly with them;
  • BIG are passionate about the experiences provided and care about the end result;
  • BIG are willing to create experiences to meet the growing needs of the industry. Clients don’t have to choose an off-the-shelf product;
  • BIG staff are bilingual;
  • BIG provides 24hr emergency phone support.