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Victoria, Australia, Homeschooling

Information and Support for Home-Schoolers in Victoria AUS

In relation to home education… interestingly, Victoria is the only state which recognises the parent’s right to choose the education of their child over, or ahead of, the state’s “duty” to provide children with an education. All other states have chosen to put the duty of the state ahead of the rights of the parent/s.
Legal Information
Online Social Networks
Support Groups
Support Group Lists


Home Education Victoria
A.E.R.G. (Alternative Education Resource Group) also known as H.E.N. (Home Education Network) is the largest, most vocal alternative education support group in Victoria.


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Home Education Network Excursion Group
Did you miss the deadline for Otherways? Do you want to remind, or tell, people about upcoming homeschooling events in Victoria? Are you going to the museum/ zoo/ local pool/ etc and wouldn’t mind some company?

Legal Information

Home Education in Victoria: Summary of Legal Situation
Prepared by the Home Education Network Dec 2015.

Home Schooling
In Victoria, home schooling your child during their compulsory schooling years is a recognised alternative to attending government or registered non-government schools.

Partial Enrolment for Registered Home Schooling Students Guidelines
Students registered for home schooling can be partially enrolled at their neighbourhood government school for specific activities, provided both the school principal and parent(s) agree.

Registering for home schooling
If you are a parent living in Victoria, and want to Home School your child, you must register your child with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

Online Social Networks

Empowered Australian Homeschoolers and Unschoolers
This group has been created for Victorian Homeschoolers and Unschoolers to share knowledge and information to help us survive and thrive during these increasingly difficult financial times.

HEN Autism Spectrum Home Educators
Mutual support of parents home educating children on the autistic spectrum.

Victorian Homeschoolers And Unschoolers
This is a supportive group for homeschoolers and unschoolers in Victoria (Australia) to find one another.

This is a discussion and mutual support group for parents in Victoria Australia who are home educating primarily because of their children’s giftedness. Parents of gifted children who are considering homeschooling are also welcome.

Support Groups

Bendigo Home Educators And Learners
A group for parents in the Bendigo district who have chosen to educate their children at home.

Geelong Home Educators
A group for Geelong and surrounding areas to chat, communicate, organise and share.

Greater Bendigo Homeschoolers
We hope this becomes a place where families homeschooling in the Greater Bendigo Region can connect with each other, arrange to meet, and discuss homeschooling in general.

Home Education In Melbourne’s West
Families of the West unite! A page to share conversation, events, information, support etc. This group covers similar areas but does not replace other groups listed below.

Home Educators Eltham
A group for people connected to or interested in the Eltham Home Education group.

Homeschooling In The Dandenong Ranges Connection Group
Have an activity you’d like to share? Found an interesting article or resource? Found something cool going on locally? Going to the museum or the park and would like some company? Post here.

Macedon Ranges Home Educators
HEN is a group of hard working volunteers who offer endless support to new home-ed parents, provide support for groups Australia wide, we make sure you get discounts in curriculum and other teaching tools.

Melbourne Homeschool Families With Teens
A place for families living in and around the greater Melbourne area, with homeschooled/unschooled older kids (aged 12 and up), to chat and plan events. The group is aimed at “high school” age but younger siblings are welcome to come along, too.

Northern East Victoria Homeschool Group Australia
Welcome to Northern East Victoria Homeschool group support families and friends wanting to homeschool or already homeschooling. Our group meet weekly in the north East area of Victoria

Peninsula Home Education
Home education on the Mornington Peninsula. Support plus activities.

Peninsula Wildthings
A social group of home educating families that meet weekly at different locations on the Mornington Peninsula (Mostly). We base our walks and get togethers (and the occasional bike ride) in natural and bush settings, beaches, occasionally at open parks or an organised activity of some sort. Ages of the group (thus far) are 0 – 16 yrs of age.

Point Cook Home Educators
Point Cook Home Educators is open to all home educating families living in the west of Melbourne to post their activities and network with other home educating families.

South-Eastern Home Educators
This forum is intended for all 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.

Too Cool For School. Unschool In Melbourne
Social group for Unschooling and home educating families in Melbourne. A group that can organise meets, activities and outings for inner city and surrounding suburbs.

Support Group Lists

Home Eduation Network: Support Groups
All the credit for all the great groups we have in Melbourne and country Victoria go to the members whose enthusiasm and commitment keep these vital support centers going.

Support Groups & Contacts in Victoria
From the Home Education Association

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