To list a group or update information, email

General inquiries to 03 9517 7107

If there is no group listed in your area, consider putting up a notice at your local library or talking to your librarian. Because home educators use the library so much, librarians are often aware of us and a good way to make contact.

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

Bairnsdale Home Educators
A mix of excursions, relaxed get-togethers and craft/theme days
Contact: Cynthia McStephen
Email: cynmcs(at)yahoo(dot) com (dot) au
Phone +61 3 5156 8929

Also a playgroup meeting once a week. Any families with babies or young children, who are interested in home education are welcome.
Contact: Kelly
Phone: 0401 087 029
Email: ozttankgirl (at) gmail (dot) com

Ballarat Home Education Group
Help available for families with questions about commencing the home education journey. Information about how to connect with fellow home-education families.
Contact: Lynda Russell Phone: 0401 807 649 Email: ballarat (dot) home (dot) education (at) gmail (dot) com

Ballarat & District Home Educators
Meeting for park days, activities and classes. Contact: Juliet Montague Phone: 0408 400 989 Email: juliet (dot) montague78 (at) gmail (dot) com

Greater Bendigo Homeschoolers
Contact: Sheryll Email: sgrotto (at) hotmail (dot) com
Meet Fridays at various Greater Bendigo locations
Greater Bendigo Homeschoolers (facebook)

Berwick Activity Group
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.
If you would like to know more please contact Alicia via email alicia(dot)hoppitt(at)gmail(dot)com

Meets last Mon of the month, unless it clashes with significant dates eg Easter. Meet at the playground in the Botanic Gardens in Castlemaine around 10am. There is also a Steiner group.
Contact: April Bevin Phone: 0438 400 129 Email: ambevin (at) gmail (dot) com

Catholic Home Educators of Melbourne (West)
Contact: Kelly: kelandpat (at) optusnet (dot) com (dot) au
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Dandenong Ranges (facebook)

Meet at Daylesford Skate Park 10.30 every Thursday. Sometimes other venues during summer and winter.
Contact: Michelle Phone: +61 3 5334 0585

Eltham Home Educators (Eltham, Greensborough, Yarra Valley and beyond)
Meet on Thursday afternoons, rotating between various playgrounds in the Eltham area, from about 1.00pm. 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. Details are also posted via a yahoo email group and a facebook group.
Contact: Helen Cain Phone: 0400 263 893 Email: hfcain (at) optusnet (dot) com (dot) au

Eastern suburbs Melbourne Home School Co-op

Every Thursday 12-3pm. Games, toys, craft/outside play. Location will vary week to week (join the FB group to keep up to date with locations). Parents are welcome to take turns leading a “class” (e.g. science experiment. maths game, craft, cooking etc) to incorporate both learning and social skills. Aimed at F/1/2 ages.

Contact: Caitlin          Email: choonka21 (at) hotmail (dot) com or facebook group

Geelong Home Educators
Contact: Rachel Parkinson  Phone: 0403 181 103  Email: rachelaparkinson (at) hotmail (dot) com
Contact: Anabel  Phone: 0402 618 708  Email: info (at) homeschoolconnections (dot) com (dot) au

Gembrook Learning Alternatives Mob (GLAM)
A group of home educating families in the Gembrook area and surrounding towns.  Our kids currently range from 3-14 years old. We have an email list to spread the word about fun local events, carpooling to homeschool events, or inviting families to get-togethers periodically.
Contact Jane Hope:  5968 1211 or blackcockatoo215 (at) gmail (dot) com

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.

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

Homeschoolers Social Page (facebook)

Inner-City Homeschoolers
Who: ALL WELCOME! We’re a diverse group of home educating families, and we’re adding another Tuesday!
Where: Quarries Park, eastern end of Ramsden St., Clifton Hill
When: 12:30 – 3pm. We’ll be there the second AND the fourth Tuesdays of every month.
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).
Text: Jackie  0434 995 907

Macedon Ranges Group
Contact: Colita
Phone: +61 3 5428 5332
Mobile: 0427 384 950
Email: colita (at) hollyburton (dot) com (dot) au
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 0474 499 712

Melton Christian HomeSchool Group
A group of families with younger children, mostly aged 0 – 12 years old. Meeting fortnightly in Melton and surrounds at various local playgrounds. Contact Jackie Verrico on 0408 872 514 or via email: jnverrico (at) yahoo (dot) com for more information

Mornington Peninsula Group
Contact: Michelle  Phone: 0407 871 341

Mornington Peninsula Homeschoolers

Mount Martha – Natured Kids
School aged group for 5-15 year olds
Meet each Thursday on a Landcare property on the Mornington Peninsula in Mt.Martha, Victoria from 10am-12, providing leadership opportunities for children to connect with, contribute to and care for the natural environment. See // for recent projects and can email for an upcoming timetable if keen to link in. or contact Narelle. m.0431791379
* $ Cost per child to participate, available upon application.

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  Email: 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, we meet weekly in the GV area.
Contact: Tina  Phone: 0423 805 702

Outdoor Homeschool Group
Two Wednesday afternoon sessions per month during school term.
Wattle Park, Surrey Hills
Occasional outdoor outings (zoo, Ricketts Point, berry picking etc).
Open to requests regarding outings.
Contact Miriam

Pascoe Vale
Pascoe Vale Neighbourhood Facility
Prospect Place
Pascoe Vale

Run by: Blanca (& Carol)

With the aim being to inspire creativity on an ongoing basis (weekly on Wednesdays) and focusing on giving the best opportunity towards creating project art work, crafting, drawing, sketching-and other creative set ups. We wish to instil creative freedom within a guided and structured, caring and hands on environment.
Our goal and purpose is for our children to enjoy and experience all sorts of mediums of Arts & Crafts.

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.
Text or call Alice for more information on 0422 907 106

Portland/Hamilton/Mt Gambier
Meet Fridays from 11 am
Contact: Charlene Bachmann  Phone: +61 3 5584 7333

Ranger Band Youth Group  (home-ed)
Meet fortnightly in a variety of locations around the South eastern suburbs on a Friday evening to enjoying a variety of activities from visiting a beach to events like The Amazing Race, Scavenger hunts, pizza nights, movies and more! The youth group is targeted for ages 12 and up, where they are able to meet and have fun with their peers and still have parental supervision.If you have any queries please contact either, Sofie at, Annamaria at fiveatpeace (at) yahoo (dot) com or Kimmaree at rohanandkim (at) gmail (dot)com

South Eastern Suburbs Home Education Group
Closed forum intended for home educators living in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne as well as other interested parties. Feel free to use it as you please to seek advice, support, information and to organise/advertise events. Join the mailing list/forum at //

Southern & Eastern Melbourne Homeschoolers & Unschoolers
Meets every Monday from 11am – 1pm in Notting Hill (near Monash University/Glen Waverley). A casual gathering with an indoor area, outdoor tree shaded area, playground and open ended/optional art table set up. Ideal for families with school aged children – siblings of participating children are welcome. We aim to coordinate a small optional activity each week. Families can certainly bring along anything additional their children are interested in. The intention is that these sessions will be play based/interest led/a social catch up and therefore, are open to all styles of home education. Contact Tanya on 0434 182 353.

St Kilda Home Ed Group
Meets every second Thursday, at various parks in the St Kilda area, from around 11.30am. The kids range in age from babies to around 13 at the moment, but we’d love to have some older kids come along too. New families from everywhere are very welcome.
Contact: Anna  Phone: 0424 454 487  Email: anna_kucher (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au

Sunraysia Home Educators
Meets occasionally in and around Mildura.
Contact: Maaike Johnston  Phone: +61 3 5029 1523

Surfcoast Homeschoolers
Meet every Monday at 10am for a fun play at the park in Torquay. Bring picnic snacks and lunch. New families and visitors welcome!
Contact: Avigail  Phone: 0479 038 227  Email: avistone (at) hotmail (dot) com

Teens events group (Melbourne) (12+) 
Monthly events are held in and around Melbourne for homeschoolers aged 12 and up. If you would like to be kept up to date with upcoming events, join the Facebook group. Enquiries can also be forwarded to Karen at unshackledme (at) gmail (dot) com although the FB group is preferred

Upper Yarra Home-Education Group
We meet on the first Monday of the month at 2pm, during school terms, at the Yarra Junction Library. The library staff run a short 20 min activity, usually a type of paper craft.
Contact: Shona  Phone: 0459791125 Email: shonala (at) y7mail (dot) com

Warragul Home Educators (West Gippsland) Warragul and Surrounding areas
Meet 3rd Friday of the month at Rokeby Hall. Also organised picnics, excursions and activities.
Contact: Catherine Durant  Phone: +61 3 5626 8252

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

Western Suburbs: ‘Home education in Melbourne’s West
Meets Wednesdays at 1pm, usually at Brimbank Park. Can vary. Check Facebook for details

Wimmera / Grampians
(Horsham and surrounding towns of the Wimmera)
Contact: Ginny (Warracknabeal) Email: clarkspark (at) aussiebroadband (dot) com (dot) au

Yarra Glen Group
Meets fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon, 12.00pm (midday) at the Memorial Hall, Yarra Glen. We have craft and games available, and usually move to the playground afterwards.
Contact: Annie  Phone: 0409 249 607  Email: anniel_5 (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au

Home Education Tasmania
This community is designed to be a great resource for home educating families in Tasmania.

Hobart Home Educators
Meet twice a week (Wednesday and Fridays). All are welcome to join at any time, contact for a list of meeting places.
Contact: Sara  Email: sara_mark (at) bigpond (dot) com

Meet every Thursday from 10.30-3pm.
Contact: Lauren Carter  Email: owletmama (at) gmail (dot) com

See also the HEA Tas contacts page

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

Narrabri Homeschool Group
Contact: Natalie Cameron Phone: +61 2 6794 4552

HENCAST (Home Education Network of Canberra and Southern Tablelands 


PO Box 590
Belconnen ACT 2616

See also the HEA NSW and ACT contact pages

Mt Gambier
Contact: Charlene Bachmann  Phone: +61 3 5584 7333

See also the HEA SA contacts page

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Brisbane Natural Learners
Contact: Sharee Cordes  Phone: 0408 232 158  Email: sharee.cordes (at) gmail (dot) com

Atherton Tablelands Group
Email: tablelandshomeed (at) gmail (dot) com

Townsville Group
Contact: Allira  Email: nqhomeschool (at) live (dot) com

See also the HEA Qld contacts page

Home Education WA
(Formerly Home Based Learning Network)
P.O Box 1356, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone: 0422 264 822

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

Homeschool WA (facebook)

See also the HEA WA contacts page

HEN on Facebook – also a member forum

Australian Home School
Website: //
Email: moc.spuorgoohay@ebircsbus-loohcsemohnailartsua
Email: moc.spuorgoohay@loohcsemohnailartsua
(type email addresses backwards)

Australian Defence Force Homeschooling Families (facebook)

Email: ude.ailartsua@loohcsemoh
Email: ude.ailartsua@tseuqer-loohcsemoh (with the word subscribe in the body of the email, nothing in the subject)

Jewish Australian Homeschoolers

Muslim Home-Schoolers
Website: //

The Rockpool Forum
Australian & New Zealand Homeschooling Parents.

Travelling Australia with Kids (facebook group) has an extensive website of essays and articles, as well as a number of discussion boards.

Dyslexia Homeschool Australia (facebook)