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Victorian Support Groups

To add your support group to this list please email:
-- name of the group,
-- suburb, town or region, and
-- type of group (brief description welcome),
-- an email address for the group's contact person.

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Home Education Network Victoria:
http://home-ed.vic.edu.au/ ,
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Home-Education-Network-Australia/177340918944325

Albury Wodonga Homeschool:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/674220939282186/

Ballarat:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bchep/

Ballarat Fantastic Friends and Penfriends Club
https://www.facebook.com/fantasticfriendsballarat

Ballarat Home Education:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/386864028025829/

Bass Coast and South Gippsland Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/121951057938316/

Bayside Home Schoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1657915944470975/

Casey and Cardinia Homeschool Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/427469027425664/

Castlemaine and Surrounds Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1035074453204915/

Catholic Home Education Network Melbourne:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/324217357674981/

Central Victoria Homeschool Circle
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751465624984639/

City of Wyndham Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/396862040502814/

Dandenong Ranges:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/629522743846840/

Daylesford Home Learners:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/204134732938489/

Eastern Suburbs Melbourne Home School Co-op
https://www.facebook.com/groups/986313558167644

Eltham Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeEducatorsEltham/

Eltham Homeschool Book Club:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1506311326279874/

Geelong Christian Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Geelong.Christian.Homeschoolers/

Geelong Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187520214605788/

Greater Bendigo Homeschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1455961487805250

Home Educators Eltham:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeEducatorsEltham/

Home Education in Melbourne West
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1469718806637132

Home Schooling in the South East Melbourne:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/519022344820754/

Homeschooling in the Yarra Ranges
https://www.facebook.com/groups/YarraRangesHomeschooling/

Homeschool in Melbourne's West
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1469718806637132/

Homeschoolers Social Page:
https://m.facebook.com/homeschoolerssocialpage

Macedon Ranges Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/509185115855778/

Manningham-Whitehorse Unschooling Co-op
https://www.facebook.com/groups/504984856535238

Melbourne Catholic Home Education Network:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/324217357674981

Melbourne Christian Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Melbourne.Christian.Homeschoolers/

Melbourne Home School & Unschool Co-op:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479823962234939

Melbourne Homeschool Families with Teens & Tweens:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1455924824649913/

Melbourne Homeschool Families with Teens
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1455924824649913/

Melbourne Unschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/melbourneunschoolers

Melbourne Unschooling Tweens and Teens:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1455924824649913/

Mildura Sunraysia Home Education Network:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mhen3500/

Mornington Peninsula:
http://www.peninsulawildthings.com/

Mornington Peninsula Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/139798022820704/

Mudpies Homeschool Co-op:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/401086416646303/

Nature Trackers South West Victoria:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/447601055371988/

North East Victoria Home Education:
http://about-us.nevichomeed.com/

North East Victoria Home School:
http://www.victoriahomeschool.org/

North West Learning Network
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Northwestlearningnetwork

Northern Victoria Homeschool Group:
https://www.facebook.com/northernvictoria.homeschoolaustralia

Northern Eastern Victorian Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/850092871714416

Northern Suburbs of Melbourne Home Schooling Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/372098339592970/

Outdoor Homeschool Meetups:
http://webs.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=97831758f31b47e7adb818275&id=47c7e15a1e

Peninsula and Surrounds Life Learners:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/180434068731223/

Peninsula Wildthing Home Ed Social Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/476754319067321/

Point Cook Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pointcookhomeeducators/

Sale Traralgon Un/Homeschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/118464778296346/

Southern Natural Parenting Network:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernNaturalParentingNetwork/

Sunbury Home Educators
https://www.facebook.com/groups/135242403890990

Swan Hill Homeschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/551489664933696/

The Excursion Factor (Melbourne):
http://theexcursionfactor.webs.com/

Too Cool For School. Unschool In Melbourne:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/214510892049120

Upper Yarra Valley Home Education Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/198429143501312/

Victoria Homeschoolers for Government funding Support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2862179194004009/

Victorian Alternative & Home Education Information
https://www.facebook.com/groups/VictorianAlternativeEducation/

Victorian Homeschoolers and Unschoolers Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/214510892049120/

Wallan and Surrounds Homeschooling Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/717521811760305/

Warrnambool and Surrounds Homeschoolers Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wboolhomeschool/

Western Suburbs (Melbourne):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1469718806637132/

Wodonga and Albury:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/674220939282186/

Wyndham Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/396862040502814/

 

 

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