HEN runs a Facebook group for Victorian home educators and those considering home education in Victoria. It is designed to be a source of information, support and encouragement. Feel free to join here.



HEN has recently created a Facebook group for South Australian home educators, and those considering home education. Its aim is to be a source of information, support and encouragement. You are free to post questions here and have general discussions about things related to home education. You can join here.



HEN has also created a Facebook group for Victorian families with at least one child between the ages of 12 and 18, who are already actively home educating. The purpose of this group is to support and inform as well as being a place for families of teens to share ideas and experiences, to discuss further education options, and make social connections for teens. You can find the group here.



HEN Members have access to the private HEN Members Facebook Group. Please use this link if you would like to join and answer the questions with the information required.



** To list or update a group, please fill out this form – if you have any issues please email groups@home-ed.vic.edu.au **

The Home Education Network provides this list as a service to the community. Group listing does not imply endorsement by HEN.

Parents retain the responsibility for the education and supervision of their own children. HEN is committed to keeping children. Safe see our Statement of Commitment on Child Safety for details.

Many of the groups are run by our members, others by non-members. Home educators have widely differing needs and expectations. It is up to each family to decide which groups are suitable for them.

We have put together some advice on how to go about organising groups, which can be found here. We have also put together a brainstorming checklist to help you plan your group.

Find a group by clicking on our map or browsing the tabs below. Preschool age Victorian groups are listed under the Special Purpose tab.

Find a group by clicking on our map (click here to open the map in a new window), or browsing our tabs below.

HEN Groups Map

Activated Mums & Little Spirit Weavers
An all-inclusive home education group in Melbourne Victoria. A safe space to gather, empower and support wholistic life learning. This group organises casual meet ups, support circles, specialised group learning activities as well as festivals and celebratory events such as celebrating seasonal changes, Easter hunts, games days, cultural day, craft workshops and plenty more. Please email activatedmums@gmail.com


Bayside Tweens and Teens
The Bayside Tweens and Teens is a group for home schoolers 10 years and older and their siblings to get together each week on Fridays. Please see the Facebook page.

Clyde & Surroundings Home-School

Tuesdays and Thursdays. All ages are welcome. (Facebook)

Coburg Co-op
We started out as the Coburg Science Club, a place for homeschoolers to get together and have fun with science. We then expanded the range of activities to include Lego, drama, music, robotics, craft and more. Welcome! Designed for 6-14yr old home educated families. We meet regularly on Mondays in Coburg.
Website: www.coburghomeed.com
Email: coburghomeschool@gmail.com


Craigieburn (and surrounds) Homeschoolers
This group is for homeschool families to connect and form friendships. We meet in the Craigieburn area for playground meetups and fun (Tuesday and Friday afternoons mostly). It’s a casual meetup environment. We welcome members with diverse views, and expect members to show respect for the choices of others.

Facebook group.


A social Group for homeschoolers in and around the Cranbourne area to meet and exchange ideas. Online based. Facebook group.


Dandenong Ranges Facebook group
A group to connect homeschoolers in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounding areas.


Doreen and Surrounds Home Educators
A group of local home educators with children of all ages growing friendships and supporting each other on the home ed journey. Meeting up as desired/organised. In 2021 the group is planning on meeting on Tuesdays from around 10:30am onwards.

If you are new to the group, please contact me to confirm where it will be, as we sometimes change venues.
Contact Miriam M on 0458 685 040 for further info.
Facebook group for those that come regularly and for updates on what is happening in the area.


Eltham Home Educators (Eltham, Greensborough, Yarra Valley and beyond)
Meet on Thursday afternoon from about 1.30pm. New families and visitors most welcome. The Eltham group does not meet during school holidays and from about mid-December to the second week in February. We alternate between ENAP (Eltham North Adventure Park – Wattletree Road) and Alistair Knox. Email to confirm meet-up location. Details are also posted in the Facebook group.
Contact: Michelle Duke on toffleb@hotmail.com


Homeschooling/Education in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs
A place for home educators to share local events, create incursions/excursions, plan meet ups or create online friendships with like minded people. Kids aged 0-18 welcome!
Please make contact via the Facebook group


Inner-City Homeschoolers
Who: ALL WELCOME! We’re a diverse group of home educating families
Where: Quarries Park, eastern end of Ramsden St., Clifton Hill
When: Every Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm.
Why: To see old friends, and to make some new friends too! Quarries Park offers a wooden play structure with a giant slide, playing fields, skate park, bbq, picnic tables and shelter, toilet block, great view of Melbourne’s skyline, and access via public transport (Clifton Hill train station).
Contact: Tom Van Sebille – tom (at) bogpuzzle (dot) com
Facebook group


Melton & Surrounds Home School Community
A group for home schooling families in Melton Victoria and surrounds to connect, a place to organise meet ups, and build friendships. To start with we won’t make any regular meets, but as we grow, we will plan some more regular activities. Facebook Group


Moorabool Home Educators
Home educating families meeting on Wednesdays in Greendale. The Mobile Library Van visits 12-45-1:15pm, there are BBQs, bike/walk track, fitness equipment, playground with shade sails, oval with cricket pitch, tennis courts and basketball, public amenities. Please make contact first with Sarah on 0412 655 882.


Mornington Peninsula Homeschool Group
Facebook group


Mount Evelyn
This is a group for Parents that want to take a less stressfull pace and a relaxed low key meets and Events. We are based in Mount Evelyn but the events are all over as a Monthly Excursion.

Facebook Group


Mudpies Homeschool Co-op (Casey/Cardinia area)
Mudpies is for families who home educate in the Casey/Cardinia area who would like to connect with other families. We meet every Friday morning from 10.30-12.30 at a local park during terms 1 and 4, and a venue during 2 and 3. Check the events tab in the Facebook group for the weekly event. Mudpies is a flexible group. You are welcome to attend when it suits your family. We also try to do optional monthly excursions.

To join, please get in touch via the Facebook group.


North West Learning Network
Based in Sunbury, we welcome home educators from Melbourne’s North, West and surrounding regions to come together and enjoy an eclectic mix of gatherings; learning days, creating days, social days and wandering days.

The North West Learning Network is a two fold non-profit organisation –

a) Our Network runs events, park meets, incursions and excursions over a wide range of interests, hobbies and educational topics. These events are open to all in the home school community who wish to attend.

b) Our Co-Op is membership based and meets weekly on Thursdays between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Suitable for those who like a more structured meet and can commit to the Group weekly. Lessons are run by members and in typical Co-Op fashion, everyone pitches in to make it work. A fee is paid up-front per term to cover room hire. If you are interested in joining the Co-op please send a message request and I will contact you with details.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Northwestlearningnetwork/
Email: nthwestlearningnet@yahoo.com

Thank you, Victoria


Not So Typical Co-Op
We are a small co-op for special needs kids where parents have a collaborative, step in approach and are willing to assist not only their own but other children through tricky feelings. We are open to families who are proactive about supporting all attending children to build positive social connections. We offer optional activities every week that are parent led. We offer a community style approach and are lgbtqia+ inclusive. Meets near Airport West. Current vaccination rules are to be adhered to. Notsotypicalcoop@gmail.com


Peninsula Wildthings Group
Peninsula Wildthings homeschool group has been running for 12 years. We meet on Mondays at 11am at different locations on the Mornington Peninsula (mostly). We do bushwalks in the winter months and beach days in summer. All ages welcome. Walks and dates can be found on our web site http://peninsulawildthings.weebly.com/


Point Cook Home Educators
This group is open to all home educating families living in the west of Melbourne to post their activities and network with other home educating families. The group promotes weekly activities including home school classes in Taekwondo, Art lessons, Gymnastics and Park Days. As well as one off visits to the zoo, museums, art galleries and cultural tours. Join now to meet and share with home educating families in the west of Melbourne.
Facebook NOTE: Please message admin along with your request to join the group.


Port Melbourne Homeschool Co-op
This co-op is aimed at children aged 4-10. We meet once a week on Mondays from 11:00-2:00pm. Specialist teachers visit each week to run activities based on STEM, art, music, drama, nature study etc. This is followed by free play.

All parents are expected to remain and supervise the children. Older and younger siblings welcome but activities are aimed at the 4-10 age group.

Cost – $170-$180 per term per family.

For more information please contact Shweta on 0450 750 503


Ringwood and Surrounding Suburbs Home-school Community
We are a group of home-schooling families based in and around Ringwood, Victoria. This group has been set up to form a community of families who meet regularly to offer support to one another and for our kids to have some fun! Our social meetups are all age inclusive, with a focus on ages 8 through to late teens. Facebook group

South East Melbourne Home School Group- Cardinia (Facebook)

We have a membership of just over 120 members. Children range from new born to mid-teens. We do bi monthly excursions, bi monthly incursions, regular learning pods at the library, Dinners out every 6-8 weeks, weekly catch ups at either libraries or different parks. We’ve booked a local Scout Hall for the Winter months, that have a playground on site, kitchen, toilets and lots of indoor space for play.

Contact: Lauren Doran 0432807188 or email laurenjmdoran@hotmail.com

SE Melbourne Meet ups & Co-ops run by Outdoor Home Education group
Outdoor Home Education is a group that mostly runs outdoor based meets, activities and special events. There are park based meetups twice a month. These sessions start at about 1pm and run till around 5pm depending on weather and light. There is also usually a visit to the Zoo scheduled once a term.
For more information please contact Miriam Baxt via email on homeschool@betweenskyandearth.com.au or Facebook


Sunbury Home Educators (facebook)
For families who are currently home educating or considering home education in Sunbury, Victoria and surrounding areas. We use this facebook page as a local point of contact to arrange meet ups, play dates, field trips, classes and to ask questions, share information, ideas and resources that are relevant to all ages and styles of home education.


Wallan & Surrounds Homeschooling Group
A group for anyone homeschooling in Wallan, Mitchell shire or surrounding areas. All ages 0 – 18 plus parents. Opportunities for others to create, connect and support with each other.
Facebook group


Western Suburbs: Home education in Melbourne’s West
Park meets are held fortnightly on even weeks throughout the term on Thursday afternoons at Brimbank Park Playscape in Keilor, 1pm onwards. Contact Kim 0416623148.


Whitehorse Home Educators
(Burwood, Box Hill, Blackburn etc)


Yarra Glen Group
Meets fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon, 1.00pm at McKenzie Reserve, Yarra Glen (the playground across the road from the IGA). It’s a fantastic playground and park which suits all ages, with undercover tables and a skate park as well. The group has teens, tweens and younger children all attending regularly.
Contact: Annie Phone: 0409 249 607 Email: anniel_5 (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au


Homeschooling in the Yarra Ranges
Our group offers a place for families to organise meet-ups, discuss activities and events in and around the yarra ranges and connect with other homeschoolers. We also have a regular weekly meet up during school term at local parks and families often organise picnics by the river, learning opportunities and other social gatherings.

Contact: Beck beckmuzek@gmail.com
Facebook group


Yarraville – The Trugo Playgroup
The Trugo Playgroup happens every Tuesday throughout the year, at the Trugo Club in Yarraville.

We start at 10:30am and pack up for 12:30pm. We play a game of Trugo and other vintage games, sing seasonal songs in a circle and engage in craft activities and storytelling.

The Playgoup is led by Jake Wearing who is a Steiner Teacher and family day care educator, and currently homeschooling.

Once per month we have an experienced Steiner Teacher, Carol Liknaitzky, join us for a crafting workshop and storytelling. And every 2 months we have an indigenous workshop run by Boonwurrung man, Jaeden Williams.

The sessions are $15 per family, or families can sign up to become a Trugo Playgroup member for $30 per month, which includes all events, access to a private Facebook group and free sausage sandwich at each session.

Interested people can check out the facebook page or go to the website www.sacredplace.com.au/playgroup to sign up.

Albury Wodonga Homeschoolers Support Group
Meet regularly for organised activities and excursions.
Contact: Catherine
Email: daf.little (at) gmail (dot) com
Albury / Wodonga & Surrounds Homeschool / Education Group: Facebook


Alpine Region Homeschoolers
A place for homeschooling families in Myrtleford, Ovens, Porepunkah, Bright, Wandiligong, Mt Beauty, Harrietville, Everton, Gapstead, Whorouly and anywhere in between or nearby, to primarily arrange catch ups and share local information for homeschoolers.
Facebook group


Bairnsdale Home-Ed Co-op
A weekly session held on Tuesdays, 10am onwards during school term time where homeschoolers can meet together to build relationships and community.
At Sarsfield Recreation Reserve Hall, School Rd, Sarsfield.
$8 per family, per week, this cost covers hall hire of $5 per family and the provision of lunch and some craft supplies.
Contact Anna Hamer; 0423166483
Facebook group: Bairnsdale Home-Ed Co-op


Ballarat area: Fantastic Friends
Fantastic Friends is a group created in regional Victoria, for home school/education friends to connect. We create opportunities for friends to connect through shared interests. We welcome friends of all abilities and within Australia. Fantastic Friends is established in Ballarat, Victoria. However we create opportunities in our group within Australia.
Facebook group
Contact: Vicky vcr6@bigpond.com.au


Bass Coast: Phillip Island/Cowes area
We have a group that meets on Thursdays from 10-12 at Citrus and Vine, Phillip Island Tourist Road in Cowes. Ages range from kindergarten to teens.
Contact: Michelle
Phone: 0436358415


Bendigo Co-op
We are a group that meets fortnightly, on Wednesdays, during school terms for a whole day of activities. We try to have a good mix of science, sport and art. We also have groups of children working on specific projects and competitions. We are about organising all the things that are easier and more fun if done in a group.
Contact: Juliet 0408 400 989


Bendigo Homeschoolers
We meet Wednesdays and Fridays at various locations, please see website or Facebook group for more details. All ages and home learning styles are welcome!
Website: https://greaterbendigohomeschoolers.wordpress.com/
Main Facebook Group (Greater Bendigo Homeschoolers)
Casual Catch Ups Facebook Group (Bendigo Home Ed Casual Catch Ups)


Bendigo Unschoolers and Natural Learners (Facebook)


Waldorf Homeschooling Group – Castlemaine Style
Contact : Samantha Rowe 0413 932904

As a group we are using Waldorf/Steiner education principles or inquiry based learning to educate our children and ourselves, we support each other to provide great education opportunities both in our own home and when we gather together.

Each Friday during term we meet in a different natural environment that truly embraces the elements expressed in each season. It is here we have Seasonal Festivals, seasonal crafts and stories, morning circle, free creative play all within a rhythmic structure with emphasis on the in and out breath. We employ teachers/tutors for drama, eurythmy, indigenous studies and specialised subjects. Meetings start at 10am and finish at 2pm weekly.

Protocol for New People Joining Waldorf Homeschooling Group Castlemaine Style.

  • To protect the space for our children new people can trial/join our group activities at the beginning of each term after first talking to one of the families in the group.
  • We ask the family joining is Waldorf educating or embraces Waldorf values or inquiry based learning.
  • Our Facebook page is for active participants of our homeschool group.
  • We have a Facebook public group for family and friends to follow what we are doing.


A new group for home educating families in Daylesford and surrounding areas. Weekly meetup at local parks for children to play, occasional group trips and much more. Facebook group link.


Drouin / Warragul and surrounding areas
We are a welcoming group of home schooling families in our local area.
As individual families we incorporate a spectrum of styles, ranging from informal learning approaches to formal curriculum programs but as a group we hope to share in park catch ups, local group excursions and group classes.
Creating a welcoming community is very important to us and hope it’s a place where both children and parents can come together for support and feel safe. We hope each family can feel open to share, ask any questions, contribute to ideas and arrange excursions within the group so there is no pressure on any one person to do so. Facebook group


Echuca / Moama Home Education (Campaspe/Murray)

Social gatherings & Support Network for full-time & part-time Homeschooling & Unschooling families in the Campaspe & Murray Shire, centered around (but not limited to) Echuca-Moama region. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays at various locations around the region. All age groups are welcome to attend.

Facebook Group


Geelong Home Educators
Contact: Rachel Parkinson Email: rachelaparkinson (at) hotmail (dot) com


Golden Plains Home Educators Group

We generally meet at a park reserve or playground for 2-3 hours. We alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week and currently the ages range from 2 years old through to 14 years. We hope to get some more excursions happening in future. Facebook group.


Hamilton area Support Group
Contact: Tammy Cosson Phone: 0466 449 685 Email: cossonfamily1 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Contact: Jayne Marti Email: jayneandadrian (at) bigpond (dot) com


Heathcote (facebook)
This group is for home educators in Heathcote and surrounding areas to network, share ideas and create meet ups for learning activities and play. All ages welcome from birth to teens.


Hills to Sea Homeschool Group
A group for those who live within the perimeters of Lang Lang, Wonthaggi, and Leongatha areas. We will be meeting weekly on Wednesdays. For those who live on the outskirts of this area and are happy to travel you are more than welcome to join.  Facebook group.


Macedon Ranges Homeschool Meet-up
This is a regular meet-up for homeschoolers in the Macedon Ranges. Kids will have the opportunity to enjoy unstructured play with other homeschoolers in the local area, while parents can meet and connect with local parents. We aim to create a welcoming group which is open, inclusive and supportive to all participants. Homeschoolers visiting the Macedon Ranges are also very welcome to attend.

Parents are responsible for their own children for the entire meet-up and by attending agree to the HEN Event Attendee Guidelines, including the steps for dealing with negative behaviour at the end of the guidelines: https://home-ed.vic.edu.au/guidelines-for-hen-event-attendees/

Events are advertised on the Macedon Ranges Home Educators Facebook Group.

If you have any special questions before attending, please feel free to contact Fiona on mrhsm2018@gmail.com

Facebook page


Maryborough All Abilities Home Ed Group
Meets Wednesdays at the fully fenced Burns St playground – near the Maryborough Train Station. Shade cover over the playground. Wheelchair accessible toilets nearby and treed grassed area for older kids. 10am-12.30pm. Contact: Kristina
Phone: 0474 499 712


Maryborough Bush Playgroup
A weekly Bush Playgroup (during school term and some holidays) running Tuesdays from 10am to 12 noon at various bush locations around Maryborough and Carisbrook. The Playgroup is for children from birth to school age, however there are a number of homeschool families who attend and we have decided to expand to include homeschool children. Best suited to lower primary however any age welcome especially with younger siblings. It is a relaxed group with very little structure, we just meet somewhere in the bush and explore from there. Sometimes we play a game, sometimes we do an activity, hike or fire, but mostly kids just explore and parents chat. We have a fruit and veg only rule for snacks. Bring water, snack, suitable clothes and
shoes, a towel and change of clothes in the car is a good idea.
Facebook page
Contact: text Kim 0418 100 028


Maryborough VIC Homeschool Group
Various members organise get togethers on an ad-hoc basis. There is a Bush Playgroup that welcomes homeschoolers on Tuesdays, and a homeschool gymnastics session on Wednesdays that run regularly during school terms.
Facebook group


Moira Home Education Community
This group is for families who are homeschooling their children in the Moira Shire (Victoria, Australia)

Moira Shire includes four major towns: Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga and 22 smaller communities, including Barmah, Bearii, Bundalong, Burramine, Invergordon, Kaarimba, Katamatite, Katunga, Koonoomoo, Kotupna, Lake Rowan, Peechelba, Picola, St James, Strathmerton, Tungamah, Waaia, Wilby, Wunghnu, Yabba North, Yalca and Yarroweyah.

We have been meeting in different places around the shire – checking out some fun playgrounds, exploring the bush, playing in the river and creeks, and generally connecting socially with a lovely, friendly and relaxed group of families. Tuesdays (or other days as arranged).

Facebook group


Murrinindi Natural Learners
A community for local home educators, unschooling parents and wildschoolers. This is a group dedicated to nature based learning and respectful parenting. Please use this space to organise and share events, nature play and anything that offers a learning opportunity in our surrounding area.
Facebook group


North East Victoria Home Education
We are a homeschool group centered around Benalla in North East Victoria, covering an area including Wangaratta, Benalla, Mansfield, Strathbogie, Euroa, Violet Town, Seymour, Shepparton and places in between. We embrace and support all homeschooling methods and religions.
Contact: Ruth tim_n_ruth (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au


Northern Eastern Victorian Australia
We are a welcoming group! We have families traveling around Australia come to our group, and we meet weekly in the GV area.
Contact: Tina
Phone: 0423 805 702
Facebook group
Website: northernvichomeschool-com.webs.com


Portland/Hamilton/Mt Gambier area
Limestone coast homeschool group

Meet Friday during school term from 10.30am
Contact: Nicole


Sale Traralgon Un/Homeschoolers
Sale Traralgon Un/Homeschoolers are an established group who are passionate about creating a network of homeschooling/ unschooling families in the region for connection and support. We welcome ANYBODY who is interested in alternative education including homeschooling, unschooling, part-time schooling, distance education and anyone wanting to explore alternative educational options. All ages and lifestyle philosophies are welcome.

Contact: Jean A sale.traralgon.homeschoolers@gmail.com


Sunraysia Home Educators
Meets occasionally in and around Mildura.
Contact: Rachel O’Connor
Phone: 0428564278

Sunraysia Home Education Network 

Facebook page

Warrnambool and Surrounds Homeschoolers Group
A support group for homeschooling families in the Warrnambool and South West Vic area – new members and all ages welcome! Meets regularly.
Contact: April Munson
Phone: 0438556127


West Gippsland Home Education Group (Warragul, Drouin, Latrobe Valley and surrounds)
Meet 3rd Friday of the month at Rokeby Hall. Also organised picnics, excursions and activities. To join, please get in touch via the Facebook group.


Western Victoria
We are a group aiming to service not only a broad geographical area but also a wide range of individuals. We welcome members of all ages, abilities, learning styles and walks of life to join us for social meets and activities across the area.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/719990352117390/
Contact: Kate
Email: westernvichomeschool@outlook.com
Phone: 0434 525 496


Wimmera Home Education Group
Aims to gather monthly in a place in the Wimmera area. Please join via our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173958756513255/

Contact: Ginny (Warracknabeal)
Email: enviroed4all@skymesh.com.au


Wimmera Educational Resource Centre, Warracknabeal
When possible due to Covid restrictions, meetings are held at the Resource Centre (WERC) in Warracknabeal, on the first Wednesday of the month, for social day and borrowing. An informal get together is often held in Horsham at a private home.
Contact: Rosemary McLean (0418 176 481) or Leanne Reichenbach (0498 033 027)
Email: wercwimmera@gmail.com
Facebook page (please request membership).

ASD Homeschoolers (Facebook)
This group is for families who are homeschooling their ASD/Asperger children in Victoria, Australia.

Gifted & 2E Home-ed Group
Regular events and meetups for gifted and twice exceptional home ed kids.
Contact yellow.readis (at) gmail (dot) com for details.

Eastern Neuro Diverse Social Group
For Neurodiverse families (homeschoolers and preschoolers). Meet weekly in the Playgroup room of the Central Ringwood Community Centre. Cost is $3 per child or $5 per family per week to cover hire fees.

LGBTIQA+ Homeschoolers in Melbourne and Victoria

A safe, welcoming group where homeschooling families who have one or more family members who identify as LGBTIQA+ can come together to organise meetups and support each other. If you would like to join, please send us an email telling us a little about yourself and your family. Please note that discussion takes place in a secret Facebook group.

Contact: lgbtiqa (dot) homeschoolers (at) gmail (dot) com

Homeschoolers for Climate Action
A place for Melbourne homeschoolers to come and plan strike action in November, or organise to get together at other planned events. 🙂


Preschool Aged Specific Groups

West Melbourne Wildlings (Preschoolers)

A place for families of home educated children in the pre-registration years (0-6) to connect and create a village so the journey into Home Education is full of familiar faces sharing support and growing together. We hold weekly meet-ups that alternate days and location on a monthly basis to accommodate everyone, as well as occasional group craft and creative learning days. Open to anyone who lives in a Melbourne, but keep in mind weekly meet ups run within western Melbourne except for occasional nature walks and excursion to various other places.
Contact Abbey via Email: wildwattlefolk (at) gmail (dot) com
Or find group on Facebook: West Melbourne Wildlings


Homeschooling Littles Melbourne

Homeschooling Littles is a group created to support parents of children aged 0-7 years who are or will be homeschooling. We have regular catch ups in different locations around Melbourne. There is also an Australia wide group Homeschooling Littles Australia to share support and inspiration.


Homeschool Preschool (Secular, Gentle) – North West Melbourne

A Facebook group for connecting secular, gentle, homeschooling parents/preschoolers (aged 0 – 6yrs), in northwest Melbourne/Victoria (Macedon area based). Sharing support, resources and ideas.


HEN Teen Families Victoria
This Facebook group is for Victorian families with at least one child between the ages of 12 and 18, who are already actively home educating.The purpose of this group is to support and inform. HEN is here to provide advice and guidance where needed, but this is also a place for you to share your ideas and experiences, to discuss further education options, and make social connections.


Casey/Cardinia area: Teen Vibes

We are a local group for Cardinia/Casey shire (and welcome neighbouring suburbs) for pre-teens and teens aged 11/12 to 16 years. We meet weekly on Tuesdays at various places and participate in various activities both educational and social.



Melbourne Homeschooled & Online Schooled Teens

Ciri Stanek (pronouns: she/her) Email: ciri.stanek@gmail.com My friend, Reina, and I set up a Facebook group, for homeschooled teens (and their families) from all over Victoria to connect. We also organise other online spaces and in-person meetups for teens (as well as group chats, Discord servers and more). Facebook Group

Snazzy Homeed Teens – Online space

Snazzy Homeed Teens is a chill online space for any home education teens (12-19) to chat, play games and vibe! (run by teens)

Guidelines/rules to keep our snazzy meetings a safe and respectful space for everyone:
-Please keep slurs, homophobia, transphobia, racism, aggression, bullying and other offensive language and behaviour away.
-Keep swearing to a minimum.
-Refer to people with their name and pronouns.
-Keep convos and screensharing PG.
-Totally up to you whether you want mic and camera on and off!! We honestly don’t mind either way, as long as you can remain kind and respectful 🙂
-Respect everyone and their opinions.
-If you notice a conversation is getting heated, please just drop it. It’s hard, I know, but we really don’t need drama. If you want to continue, take it to DMs.
-During meetings, feel free to chat, play games, laugh and have fun!
-If you have friends that are keen to join the meeting – cool! Just give Ciri a heads up beforehand.
-If there are an issues with other people in call, or if you feel uncomfortable – please contact Ciri (organiser of these meetings) by messaging her on zoom, social media, or email: ciri.stanek@gmail.com
-If you have any questions, concerns or access needs, please contact Ciri.
-If you require support during or outside of these meetings, KidsHelpline is always there to help! Free call: 1800 55 1800. Website: https://kidshelpline.com.au/

In short: be a decent human jellybean and we’re glad to have you!

Berwick Activity Group: Kingdom
(This group is currently full.  There is a waiting list for those interested)

We are a Christian Home Ed group, who meet fortnightly to bring our kids together for fun activities and time together, while giving the parents some time out and good company. Meeting in the beautiful grounds of The Old Cheese Factory in Berwick, we aim to provide a variety of activities for our children, such as art, drama, sport and especially those things that are well suited to a group environment.
Contact email: berwickactivitygroup@gmail.com


South East Area – Melbourne Scholé Community

Melbourne Scholé Community exists to serve homeschooling families by providing quality educational enrichment and academic courses. We seek to provide a safe, restful, engaging environment in which children can learn and grow. Melbourne Scholé Community is a Christian, non-denominational co-op, located in the South East area.
Please refer to our website for further information:
All enquiries, including availability of places and waitlist information, via Contact Us on the website


Eastern Orthodox Christian Home Educators Meet Up and Excursion Group
Our group meets weekly, usually at outdoor locations across Melbourne. Families with children of all ages welcome, including those who are not officially home schooling, but are considering the option of home schooling. Our group is also planning to commence a co-op at a fixed location in the near future, with a focus on preschool activities, choir for children of all ages, various creative arts, handicraft, nature study and more.
Contact: Carol 0430 197 401


Ballarat Christian Home Ed Parents
Facebook group


Hajar’s Way
Operating in the Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, we are a support group for our Muslim home learning community providing programs, parent focused sessions, family excursions, and resources.
Contact email: saba.hakim@australianmade.org.au
Instagram @hajars.way
Facebook @AusMADEinc


HENCAST (Home Education Network of Canberra and Southern Tablelands)

HENCAST is an eclectic and inclusive, secular network of home-educating families based in Canberra and its surrounds. Our members come from all walks of life and practice a broad range of educational approaches. We have members with children home educating from pre-school to year 12.

We are a cross border incorporated association.

We meet weekly, during the year following the school terms, and occasionally in school holidays. Our weekly meet ups can be for a picnic, educational excursion or other social activity.


Christian Home Education Canberra Association

CHEC is a Christian support network for home-educators in the ACT and surrounding regions. For more information please visit the website by clicking on the group’s name, above.


New South Wales

Map of Sydney Groups

Sydney Home Education Network

Albury Wodonga Homeschoolers Support Group
Meet regularly for organised activities and excursions.
Contact: Catherine
Email: daf.little (at) gmail (dot) com
Albury / Wodonga & Surrounds Homeschool / Education Group: Facebook

Bega Valley Natural Learners Group
Contact: Kim Houssenloge
Phone: +61 2 6492 4727
Mobile: 0415 324 044
Email: kim.featherandnest (at) gmail (dot) com

Central Coast Homeschoolers NSW
A diverse group of homeschooling families spread out right across the Central Coast. There are many regular classes and events happening around the Coast. Please get in touch for support and more information.
Contact: Korina korinaivatt@gmail.com

Goulburn Home Educators
We meet onTuesdays from 12:00 to 3:00 in Goulburn NSW.
Contact: Annette mentavia@gmail.com

Armidale and New England Home Educators(facebook info page) and Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArmidaleHomeschoolers/

Homeschool Griffith and Beyond(facebook)

Illawarra Homeschoolers(Facebook)

Great Lakes Home Educators (facebook) Contact: Jen Muir jenmuir@bigpond.com

Home Education NSW (Facebook)

Mid-North Coast Home Educators
Contact: mnchomeeducators@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/225543647647980/
TeamApp: https://mnchomeeducators.teamapp.com/

Moss Vale
Family Run Education Southern Highlands (FRESH) is a Moss Vale based group that meets weekly on Wednesdays during school term. The group runs different activities each week including science, craft, art, theater sports, outdoor and indoor sports and games, and theme weeks.

FRESH is open to all home schooling families from the Southern Highlands and surrounding areas.

For more details contact : fresh.homeschool@gmail.com or Catherine ph 0433 606 635

Insta: fresh_homeschool

Southern Tablelands: HENCAST

HENCAST (Home Education Network of Canberra and Southern Tablelands

HENCAST is an eclectic and inclusive, secular network of home-educating families based in Canberra and its surrounds. Our members come from all walks of life and practice a broad range of educational approaches. We have members with children home educating from pre-school to year 12.

We are a cross border incorporated association.

We meet weekly, during the year following the school terms, and occasionally in school holidays. Our weekly meet ups can be for a picnic, educational excursion or other social activity.


Northern Territory

Home Education in the Northern Territory
Facebook page

Katherine Homeschool Group
Contact: Jen Bauer – thebauerfamily@hotmail.com



Brisbane Southside Homeschool Group (Facebook)

Browns Plains to Jimboomba and Surrounds Homeschoolers (Facebook)

Bundaberg Homeschoolers

Cairns Home Education

Cassowary Coast Homeschoolers (Mission Beach)

Charters Towers Homeschoolers and Unschoolers

Creative Minds Homeschool Meets: Email creativemindshs@gmail.com

Darling Downs and Surrounds Home Educators

Gold Coast Homeschoolers (Facebook)

Home Education Queensland Facebook – A group to encourage, support and be guided in your home education journey in Queensland for Qld parents. – A place to get advice on registration, reporting etc.

Homeschooling in Queensland Facebook

Innisfail Home Education (Facebook)

Ipswich Homeschoolers & Unschoolers (Facebook)

Mackay Homeschooling

Moreton Bay Region Homeschooling Connections (Facebook)

Queensland Homeschooling Events (Facebook)

South Brisbane Teens & Tweens Homeschoolers (Facebook)

South West Brisbane Homeschoolers (Facebook)

Tablelands Home Education (THE)
Weekly meetups at various location across the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland. Blog: tablelandshomeed.blogspot.com.au
Email: tablelandshomeed (at) gmail (dot) com

Townsville and North QLD Homeschoolers
Weekly meet ups and activities on many days.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162519540544409/
Email: nqhomeschool (at) live (dot) com
Website: https://australiannorthqldhomeschool.weebly.com/

The Domain Co-Op Urangan
Fortnightly sessions in Science, Art, Sport and Auslan Class. Contact: Lee leewebb47@hotmail.com


South Australia

Mt Gambier area

Limestone coast homeschool group

Meet Fridays during school term from 10:30am

Contact Nicole nicmahony@hotmail.com

Adelaide Hills Homeschoolers

A group for local families to connect for events and gatherings. We are not a general home education advice group, as our purpose is focused on making in-person connections.


Adelaide and South Australian Homeschoolers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/southaustraliahomeschool/ Also has a Yahoo group at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/home-education-sa/info

Fleurieu Home Educators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FleurieuHomeEducators/

North East Adelaide Home Educators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/821508097990100/

SA Home Ed Camps: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2015537162030027/

For families already home educating, the main group to join to find out what events and meet ups are happening around Adelaide and beyond is Adelaide Home Edders – Meet Ups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdelaideHomeEddersMeetUps/



Tasmanian Home Education Network facebook

Circular Head Homeschooling Group
Meeting fortnightly in Stanley
Contact Kylie for details on 0401325175

Hobart Home Education Community
Contact: Fiona Lohrbaecher fiona.lohrbaecher@gmail.com

Homeschooling in Hobart website with great local information and also local group information

Homeschooling North West Tasmania – Facebook Group

West Coast Tas Home Educators
Contact: Tracy – tumbleweedthebus@gmail.com


Western Australia

HENS, Albany WA.
Contact: Natalie Reeve
Email: regency (at) omninet (dot) net (dot) au

Home Education WA
(Formerly Home Based Learning Network)
PO Box 1893
Midland DC 6936
Ph: 62444362
Website: www.hbln.org.au

A not-for-profit, community-based and volunteer-run organisation dedicated to providing support for home-educating families in WA.
They run classes, activities and special events and provide support services such as parent workshops, home education information and publications, as well as advocacy for home-educating parents.

HEWA LEAP East Vic Park
Contact coordinator@hbln.org.au
Leisurelife Centre East Vic Park, held weekly
Activities: Literature, Science, History, Geography, Drama, Art, STEM, Kids Club, Tween/Teens Group, Writing, Sport, Public Speaking/Debating, Young Engineers and Incursions.
More detail

Kelmscott-Roleystone Homeschool Group
Contact: kelmscotthsg.coord@yahoo.com.au
Roleystone Hall, 44 Jarrah Rd, Roleystone, held weekly
Activities: Sport, music, art, science, drama, technology,archery, gymnastics, sewing

Little Possum Homeschool Group
St Simon Peter’s Catholic Church, Ocean Reef
Activities: Collaborative craft and activities for pre-primary age.

NOR Homeschool Village
Butler Community Centre, Butler
Activities: Collaborative craft and science activities

Hedland Homeschoolers
Currently 10 families who get together on a regular basis in Port and South Hedland.
Facebook: Hedland homeschooling


Home Education WA

A not-for-profit, community-based and volunteer-run organisation dedicated to providing support for home-educating families in WA.
They run classes, activities and special events and provide support services such as parent workshops, home education information and publications, as well as advocacy for home-educating parents.

Tasmanian Home Education Network (Facebook)

Homeschool Careers and Further Education Community (Facebook)

A facebook group where people share tips on getting into tertiary courses or finding careers or work experience opportunities for home educated teens.

Australian Homeschool House Swap (Facebook)

Australian Defence Force Homeschooling Families (Facebook)

Australian Jewish Home Educators(Facebook)
Originally setup for Australian Jewish Home Educators, there is a private Facebook group, which is accessible via the Facebook page.For security and privacy concerns we ask people connect with the group that way and only request to join the group if one of the parents is Jewish. For those who are not Jewish and just want to engage in discussion and gain further knowledge, we ask that they engage with our Facebook page.

Home Education Association, Inc.
A national not-for-profit organisation supporting home educators across Australia.

Minecraft Homeschoolers (Facebook)

Muslim Home Education
Mission Islam: Home Education
Muslim Home Education Network

Travelling Australia with Kids (Facebook)

Unschooling.com Unschooling.com has an extensive website of essays and articles, as well as a number of discussion boards. Website: www.unschooling.com

Dyslexia Homeschool Australia (Facebook)

The Educating Parents Homeschooling and Unschooling (Facebook) Also has a Yahoo page at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TheEducatingParentsHomeschoolingandUnschooling/info

Homeschool Preschool Mamas Australia
Australia-wide group for homeeducating families with preschool aged children. A space for sharing ideas, activities, curriculum, encouragement, support and all things relating to homeschooling with younger children.

School of Air and Distance Learning Families Australia

Home Education Australia