To list a group or update information, email coordinator@home-ed.vic.edu.au

General inquiries to 03 9517 7107. Another option for finding people in your area is to ask in the HEN members facebook group or search your area in the Victorian Homeschoolers and Unschoolers group

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

Bacchus Marsh and Melton Christian HomeSchool Group
Meets weekly at various local playgrounds for unstructured play, alternating between Bacchus Marsh and Melton. Contact Jackie Verrico on 0408 872 514 or via email: jnverrico (at) yahoo (dot) com for more information (last updated 9/2017)

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: 0408400 989
Email: Homeschoolingballarat@gmail.com
Website: //homeschoolingballarat.weebly.com/

Bayside Home Schoolers
We meet in various locations around the Mornington Peninsula. Current ages range from babies to around 10. Of course all ages are welcome. All communication is done via Facebook Page.

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

Bendigo Unschoolers and Natural Learners
(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

Castlemaine
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
or see the blog //catholichomeschoolactivities.wordpress.com

Coburg Co-op

We started out as the COBURG SCIENCE CLUB, a place for HOMESCHOOLERS to get together and have fun with science. Last year we expanded the range of activities to include LEGO, DRAMA, MUSIC, ROBOTICS, CRAFT and more. Welcome!

Website : www.coburghomeed.com

Contact us : coburghomeschool@gmail.com

Designed for 6-14yr old home educated families.

We meet regularly on Mondays in Coburg.

Dandenong Ranges (facebook)

Daylesford
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) (HEN)
Meet on Thursday afternoons, usually at Eltham North Adventure Playground in Wattletree Rd, 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. Text or ring to confirm meet-up location. Details are also posted via 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
Facebook

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

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.

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

Home Ed Sports & Games class

A fun and relaxed home education sport/games group – runs every Friday at the Nunawading Scout Hall (except during school holidays).

A typical session may include a circuit warm up, scarecrow tiggy, octopus, long jump, a relay or egg and spoon race and cricket/bowling/basketball (varies each week). Kate is fantastic with the kids, very encouraging and understanding. She places emphasis on teamwork and skills rather than winning or losing. A very friendly and inclusive environment, no pressure on the kids to do anything they don’t feel up to doing and lots of fun.

Friday 2 -3pm – Primary aged class

Friday 1-2pm – Teen girls’ class

$12 per class, pay by the term
First class free for new families.

1 Mark Place Nunawading

For more details contact Kate: 0400 086 586 or katefit123@gmail.com

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

Macarthur Group
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

Mornington Peninsula Group
Facebook 
Contact: Michelle  Phone: 0407 871 341

Mornington Peninsula Homeschoolers peninsulawildthings.weebly.com

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 //www.facebook.com/NaturedKids/ for recent projects and can email oaks@bigpond.net.au 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.
Facebook
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
Facebook
Website: northernvichomeschool-com.webs.com

Outdoor Homeschool Group (HEN)

Outdoor Homeschooling is a group that mostly runs outdoor based meets, activities and special events.

Currently, we hold sessions on the:

* second Wednesday of in term school months at Booran Reserve, Glenhuntly and

* fourth Wednesday of term school months at Wattle Park, Surrey Hills.

If good weather is expected, we sometimes have extra sessions. Other ‘occasional’ activities tend to include Melbourne Zoos and Berry Picking in Summer.

We have plans for setting up a few ‘one off’ other things soon.

Facebook

Pascoe Vale
Pascoe Vale Neighbourhood Facility
Prospect Place
Pascoe Vale

Run by: Blanca (& Carol)
blancamcquillan@gmail.com
0406062503

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.

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 mamamiller@y7mail.com, 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 //groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SEHE/info

South East Melbourne & surrounds catch-up for Homeschoolers & Unschoolers

Date/Time – Every Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:00pm

A casual gathering for home educating families. Held in various locations including The Notting Hill Neighbourhood House, The Valley Reserve, Rush HQ, The Caribbean Rollerama, Phoenix Park Reserve and the Museum. Open to all styles of home education. Contact Tanya on 0434 182 353 (text preferred) or request to join the Facebook group for all event details (//www.facebook.com/groups/477784725738465/)

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
Facebook

Wimmera Home Education Group (HEN)
Aims to gather monthly in a place in the Wimmera area.
Contact: Ginny (Warracknabeal) Email: clarkspark@aussiebroadband.com.au

Wyndham Creative Learners – 8yo – 15yo
This friendly group meets fortnightly on Fridays in Werribee South for improvised drama class (one hour in mornings) and craft class (two hours in afternoon). Improvised drama is pitched at both beginners (including those who may be a bit nervous) to more experienced thespians. Craft teaches new skills such as shibori dyeing, glass painting, polymer clay, soy candle making and more. Classes book up fast (particularly craft), and spaces are limited, so contact Nicci on WyndhamCreative at outlook.com to check on spaces for the term ahead.

Yarra Glen Group (HEN)
Meets fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon, 12.00pm (midday) 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.

Contact: Annie  Phone: 0409 249 607  Email: anniel_5 (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au

 

Home Education Tasmania www.homeeducationtasmania.com
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

Taroona
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 

//www.hencast.org.au
Contact: secretary@hencast.org.au

HENCAST
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

North Queensland Homeschoolers //australiannorthqldhomeschool.weebly.com/index.html

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

Townsville Group
Contact: Allira  Email: nqhomeschool (at) live (dot) com
Website: australiannorthqldhomeschool.weebly.com

See also the HEA Qld contacts page

Home Education WA
(Formerly Home Based Learning Network)
P.O Box 1356, Subiaco WA 6008
Website: www.hbln.org.au
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: //groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/australianhomeschool/info
Email: moc.spuorgoohay@ebircsbus-loohcsemohnailartsua
Email: moc.spuorgoohay@loohcsemohnailartsua
(type email addresses backwards)

Australian Defence Force Homeschooling Families (facebook)

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

Australian Jewish Home Educators (HEN)
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.
Website – www.jewishhomeed.com

Facebook page –  //www.facebook.com/JewishAustralianHomeEducators/

 

Muslim Home-Schoolers
Website: //www.missionislam.com/homed/index.htm

The Rockpool Forum
Australian & New Zealand Homeschooling Parents.
Website: www.rockpoolhomeschool.com

Travelling Australia with Kids (facebook group)

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)