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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!

Where to Apply for Registration as a Home Educator in each State of Australia

last updated Dec 2008

Australian Capital Territory
Dept of Education & Training
GPO Box 158, Canberra 2601
ph: 02 6205 9301
http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/alternative_education/home_education

New South Wales
Homeschooling Unit
Office of Board of Studies
GPO Box 5300, Sydney 2001
ph: 02 9367 8149
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/manuals/pdf_doc/home_edu_info_package_06.pdf

Northern Territory
Schools Division, Dept of Employment, Educational and Training
PO Box 4821, Darwin 0801
Ph: 08 8901 1383
http://www.det.nt.gov.au/education/programs_initiatives/home_education/

Queensland
Homeschooling Unit
PO Box 3710, South Brisbane 4101
ph: 07 3405 3915
http://education.qld.gov.au/strategic/eppr/students/smspr014/

South Australia
Schools and Children's Services
GPO Box 1152 Adelaide 5001
Ph: 08 8226 1327
http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/aboutdept/default.asp?id=23892&navgrp=1637

Tasmania
Tasmnanian Home Education Advisory Council (THEAC)
23 Canning St, Launceston, 7250
ph: 03 6334 5381
http://www.theac.org.au

Victoria
Dept of Education and Training
GPO Box 2317, Melbourne 3001
Ph: 03 9637 2806
http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/curricman/support/3-21.pdf

Western Australia
Dept of Education and Training
151 Royal St East Perth 6004
Ph: 08 9264 5077
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/homeeducation/index.htm

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