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 Supporting Neurodivergence & Disability in Home Education Facebook Group is group for those who are currently home educating (HE), as well as those considering it. The focus of this group is on supporting one another, and it is a safe space for all.

Please use this link if you would like to join and answer the questions with the information required.

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. If you’re interested in finding out more about Co-op’s have a look here

Find a group by browsing the tabs below. Preschool age Victorian groups are listed under the Special Purpose tab.


Facebook group for Homeschool Camps Victoria

Facebook group for Homeschool Camps Australia

Awliya Preschool & Homeschool Community – City of Casey & City of Greater Dandenong

Awliya Preschool & Homeschool Community is a Muslim run homeschool group based in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Located in City of Casey & City of Greater Dandenong.

We meet weekly on Mondays & Tuesdays 11am – 12.30pm and also organise park days, excursions, beginning & end of year parties as well as Eid celebrations!



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.


Campbellfield – Melbourne Home Ed Action Kids
We are a group of Home Education families with very active kids. All skill levels are welcome. We currently meet on Fridays 12pm at Volo Indoor Skate Park, Campbellfield. $20 entry fee.
Bring your Scooter/Skateboard, helmet, safety gear (knee pads ect), drinks, snacks, and friends! Café and scooter/helmet hire available.

Plus, we will be organising other fun mid-week activities for a variety of interests, such as bike riding, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, trampolining, Motocross, beach trips, bushcraft and more. We aim to bring like-minded home school kids together. Please note that all kids will be at different levels and that is ok. We aim to develop partnerships with venues and coaches to help everyone progress or simply join in for fun and socialisation.


Facebook: @MelbourneHomeEdActionKids
Instagram: @MelbourneHomeEdActionKids


Clyde & Surroundings Home-School
Tuesdays and Thursdays. All ages are welcome.



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.



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

Online based.



Cranbourne (Arrows)
We are a Christian community that meet once a week with 40 kids aged 5-14yrs plus parents and toddlers hang around and get a much needed break while Teachers come in and run classes for different age groups.

Kids all learn valuable life skills such as woodwork, home economics, art, drama & public speaking, money etc.

Mondays 9:30am

Contact: Simone
Email: smchristie81@hotmail.com


Cranbourne (Glow Club)
Christian Youth Club for children aged 5 – 12 years. Currently have between 10-20 kids that attend mostly 6yrs – 10yrs.

We sing a few songs, play a few games, then a short Bible Study, followed by free play if there’s time.

Mondays 1pm

Glow Club – Contact Simone: smchristie81@hotmail.com


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



Daytime Hangout
Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services runs Teen Daytime Hangout.
Corner Youth Centre on Thursdays 1.30 – 3.30pm
YLounge Youth Centre on a Mondays  1 – 3pm

Join free weekly social catch ups for homeschooled young people aged 12-17 years old.

Mornington Peninsula Youth Services – https://mpys.com.au


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. The group meets on Tuesdays from around 10:30am onwards at a local park.

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.


E-Gen Community
We engage in social educational, wellbeing, leadership experiences and gather weekly for social interaction in the outdoors.
Frankston, Bayside & Mornington Peninsula locations

Tuesdays – Art and Media between 12:30-4:30 and Explorers Social Meetups 12.30 – 3.30pm
Wednesdays – Woodwork, Authors Club, Permaculture, Cooking, FarmPreneurship, 3D CAD & Construction 9am – 3.30pm
Thursdays – occasional outdoor adventure activities and teen group coop

Contact: Michelle Heriot 0402 141 177
Email: michelleheriot@gmail.com



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.

Contact: Michelle Duke
Email: toffleb@hotmail.com



Home Ed in the North (Whittlesea / Darebin / Banyule / Merri-bek)
A place for home educators to share local events, create incursions/excursions, plan meet ups or create online friendships with like minded people.

Meeting ups and planned activities arranged throughout the year.

Contact: Maria
Email: home.ed.in.the.north@gmail.com



Homeschool Family Play & Social Group
A Playgroup & Social group for families actively homeschooling and those interested in homeschooling.
Meeting every Thursday 1 – 3.30pm weekly during school terms in a private enclosed indoor / outdoor play space in Frankston.

Email: homeschoolfamilyplaygroup@gmail.com



Maroondah Homeschoolers
A Facebook group for homeschoolers in Maroondah and surrounding areas to connect, support one another and share resources, activities and events.
There’s not currently a regular in-person gathering, but members are encouraged to use the group to arrange meet-ups.



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


Monash and South East Homeschoolers:

A page for home educating families in the Monash area to connect.

Posts shared via the HEN newsletter and in this Facebook


Murrindindi Homeschool Warriors
We are a fairly new group of homeschoolers in the Shire of Murrindindi. Yea is where we have been meeting so far, as it is pretty central for most of us.

We currently meet on a Wednesday morning. We usually meet at the local park, and recently granted permission to lease a room at the Yea Lawns Bowl. We plan to provide range of activities indoors.

We require a very small fee contribution, to help cover the minimal cost of the lease (power and insurance), and also to cover art, craft and cooking costs. TBA.

Our ages range from babies and toddlers, right up to early high school. All welcome.

Contact: Lee 0403 379 905
Email: lee@sleepworks.com.au



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 & basketball courts and public amenities.

Please make contact first with Sarah on 0412 655 882.


Mornington Peninsula Homeschool 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.



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 Tuesday from 12.30 – 2:30 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.



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.

Email: nthwestlearningnet@yahoo.com



North West Homeschool Family (Tullamarine)
Our Thursday groups are social gathering in differing locations. As common interests arise within the group activities are organised.



Olinda Playspace / Kalorama Reserve Homeschooling Meetup
Are you homeschooling and looking for a regular weekly meetup for you and your child/ren to look forward to and build friendships?
This group aims to help you do just that.

We meet every Wednesday during term, either at the beautiful Olinda Playspace in Olinda or at the cosy pavilion at Kalorama Reserve in Kalorama, depending on the weather and what we decide each week.

Both locations have great playgrounds for the kids to run around in when the weather is fine. It’s a chance for our kids to meet the same people each week, get to know them, and hopefully build real and lasting friendships.

All ages welcome, current ages range from 2 to 14.



Peninsula Wildthings Group
Peninsula Wildthings is a weekly meetup for homeschoolers.

It is an unstructured social catch up. In summer we do beach days and winter we go on nature walks.
The group has children of all ages.

Contact: alephant_@hotmail.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.


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 7-14. We meet weekly on Mondays from 10am-2pm.

We start with board games and then have co-curricular activities run by specialist teachers. Every term is different and we plan activities based on teacher availability and group interest.
The goal is to present new and varied experiences to children to spark curiosity and interest and encourage group learning.

Last year alone we learnt french through circus sessions, history through art, stop motion animation, calligraphy, and hands on science chemistry and electronics!
After the session, children play outdoors for couple hours and have lunch together. We also celebrate birthdays and any other days that children want to celebrate (Book week, etc).

We are a fully parent-led not-for-profit group and the goal is to help homeschooled children find their own community!
Older and younger siblings welcome but activities are aimed at the 7-14 age group.

Cost varies per term, but we try to keep it under $200 per family (NOT per child).

For more information, please contact Shweta on 0450 750 503 .


Quarries Park Home Ed Meet Up
The meet ups are weekly on Tuesday 1pm onwards. They are all-inclusive and meet at Quarries Park in Clifton Hill around the playground opposite the skate section.


SE Melbourne Meet Up
The group mostly runs outdoor, park-based meetups with indoor options at times. Indoor options usually require a fee to cover space hire.

Various locations in Ringwood, Glenhuntly, Bentleigh and Hampton.
Currently there are options on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 1pm.




South East Melbourne Home School Group- Cardinia
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
Email: semelbhsg@gmail.com



Sunbury Home Educators
For families who are currently home educating or considering home education in Sunbury 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.


Western Suburbs: Home education in Melbourne’s West
The meet is held fortnightly at Brimbank Park. All welcome.


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


Yarra Ranges Social Meet up
Upper Yarra Family Centre social meetup and hangout for kids and parents, ages ranging from toddlers to teens. $5 per family, per week to attend.

Meet up is held in Yarra Junction on Mondays 10am – 1pm.

Contact: Beck beckmuzek@gmail.com
Facebook group

Albury Wodonga Homeschoolers Support Group
Meet regularly for organised activities, social catch ups, 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.



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


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: 0436 358 415


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
Email: bendigo.co.op@gmail.com


Greater Bendigo Homeschoolers
Greater Bendigo Homeschoolers meet on Thursday and Fridays around the city of Bendigo and Regional Bendigo. Most meets are in playground settings or bushland settings.
Most members arrive between 10/11am and stay for a few hours until mid afternoon.

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)


Waldorf Homeschooling Group – Castlemaine Style

Contact : Samantha Rowe 0413 932904
Email: samantha@vineanddesign.com.au

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.


Churchill National Park + Surrounds Home Ed Activity Group
A group of families with primary school aged children who meet from 10:30am on Friday mornings in different national parks or playgrounds in the area.
Children are invited to participate in a range of different activities depending on the weekly theme or play/explore the natural surrounds.

Contact: Casey Jenkins
Email: casey.jenkins14@gmail.com


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.


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 and 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.



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.


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


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.


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 us.

Contact: Fiona
Email: 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.

Contact: Kim (via text – 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).



Moe, Morwell and surrounds Homeschoolers / Unschoolers Group
Weekly park and activity meet ups. Interest led and seasonal activities booked regularly.
Primary school aged focused currently due to age of attendees.
Wednesdays 11am



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.



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.

Website: northernvichomeschool-com.webs.com

Contact: Tina
Phone: 0423 805 702



Orbost home education support group
Informal chat and play. We meet in the park which has playground equipment. Meeting monthly in the East Gippsland Shire area on varying days, around 10am.

Liaison person: Rosanne 0418 858 322


Portland/Hamilton/Mt Gambier area
Limestone coast homeschool group
Meet Friday during school term from 10.30am

Contact: Nicole
Email: nicmahony@hotmail.com


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.

Email: traralgon.sale.homeschool.group@gmail.com


Sunraysia Home Educators
Meets occasionally in and around Mildura.

Contact: Rachel O’Connor
Email: larryrach1@gmail.com
Phone: 0428 564 278


Sunraysia Home Education Network 
Facebook page


Warragul and Drouin Home Education Families
We meet weekly (Thursdays 10:30-12:30) at a local park, sometimes at the pool or library if the weather isn’t great.
We will be having some excursions and activities organised for 2023.

Email warragulhomeed@hotmail.com.

Facebook Group


Warrnambool and Surrounds Homeschoolers Group
Local homeschooling group, we welcome all ages and provide a safe space for everyone. We regularly meet for gymnastics, book club, art gallery sessions and general catchups. Meets are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Time varies depending on the activity.

Contact: Shona Jayne



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.



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.

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.

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 (please request membership).

ASD Homeschoolers (Facebook)

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


Home Educators Australia PDA Support (Facebook)

A group where Australian home educating families with experience of PDA can share what works or doesn’t work for their families, useful information, etc.


Homeschool Camps Victoria (Facebook)

Please remember that home ed camps are run by volunteers. To minimise their workload, please take the time to read FAQs and check existing comments about camps you are interested in. 


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.
Or find group on Facebook: West Melbourne Wildlings


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!


Kingdom (Berwick)
A Christian group for encouragement and socialisation. Structured group with classes for school aged children, run by paid teachers, with subjects such as drama, art, sport/games, and science. Current age range approx ages 5-15.

Contact email: berwickactivitygroup@gmail.com


Christian Homeschoolers in Greater Eastern and Southern Melbourne
We are a group of Christian Homeschoolers with infants, kinder and primary aged children. We welcome all styles of homeschooling and encourage everyone to use this group as a way to connect with and encourage each other in our homeschooling journey. Feel free to post questions, share resources, suggest meet ups etc! : )



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



Canberra Homeschooling Hiking and Outdoors
Homeschool hiking and outdoors group for those that love getting active in the outdoors – parents included!
Not suitable for children under nine due to the level of hiking and trails – unless your child is extremely capable and use to such hikes.

Wednesdays 10.30am

Contact: Jenn
Facebook : Canberra Homeschool Hiking & Outdoors


Home Education Canberra



Canberra And Surrounds Homeschool Social Group 8yrs+ (Facebook)
This group has meet ups regularly.


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.


Also if you are moving to and living in NSW around Canberra this group may work for you.

Home Education NSW


New South Wales

Map of Sydney Groups


Home Education NSW (Facebook)


SHEN: Sydney Home Education Network
Sports carnivals, performance events, others to connect homeschooling families.

https://www.shen.org.au, Facebook group


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)


Griffith Homeschool Group
We meet fortnightly, on any day that suits our families for a casual bring your own lunch catch up.

Contact: thesimplemamma.com@thesimplemamma.com
Facebook group


Illawarra Homeschoolers(Facebook)


Great Lakes Home Educators (facebook)

Contact: Jen Muir jenmuir@bigpond.com



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


Rainbow Region Homeschoolers (Norther Rivers NSW)

The Rainbow Region Home Schoolers group is an online community in the Northern Rivers area of NSW, for families who are currently homeschooling. From preschoolers to high schoolers. This group is for homeschoolers to create connections, create gatherings, to share events, and meet other Homeschoolers. We are an umbrella group for many smaller homeschooling groups in the Northern Rivers area of NSW, Australia. We have members from Lismore, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Ballina/Lennox, Byron, Casino, Kyogle, Hastings/Cabarita/Pottsville, Tabulum and Tweed…and all the wonderful little communities in between!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rainbow.region.homeschoolers Or rainbowregionhomeschoolers@gmail.com


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



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
All-age playgroup on Mondays at Darlingia Forest School 8:30am to 10:30am. Please bring a plate to share. 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 & NQ Homeschoolers
We are a very active group with weekly meet ups for educational and social activities. Ages ranging from Prep to Year 12 many with older or younger siblings attending too. We do a combination of park play and structured activities, have a sports group, a high school group, and many other activities happening on other days.

Townsville & NQ Homeschoolers
Facebook group


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
Weekly meetups during school terms at different locations in the hills.



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:



North East Adelaide Home Educators:



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:



Eyre Peninsula Homeschoolers
Events and meet ups happen sporadically and can be organised by anyone who chooses to do so. Details of events and gatherings are promoted on the

Eyre Peninsula Homeschoolers Facebook group.


HENS Barossa Valley
Monthly meets around the Barossa doing a range of activities. Facebook group.


Murray Bridge and Surrounds Homeschool Group
We are a friendly group with children of all ages, meeting mostly for casual catch ups in members’ homes or at playgrounds, with occasional organised local excursions.

Facebook group


Tweens and Teens Home Education SA

Group to facilitate and support connection between families with home educated teens. A place to facilitate meetups, events network and inspire each other. Currently (2023) there is a weekly meetup event.

Facebook group



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
Meet every Friday from 11am and have kids from toddlers to about 17. Email to find out what is coming up.

Contact: nwtashomeschoolgroup@gmail.com


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
Facebook group:   Home Education WA (HEWA) Knowledge Collection

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


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.

Homeschool Camps & Conferences Australia (Facebook)

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