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Queensland Support Groups

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-- 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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Queensland Wide Listings

Many thanks to Rachael Clarke for assisting with updating this list regularly

Home Education Queensland
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeEducationQld/

Connecting Queensland Homeschoolers
http://connectinghomeschoolers.com/

Home Education Deregistration Assistance QLD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1745439005711936/

Home Schooling QLD-Distance Education Schools
https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolingqlddeschools/

Homeschooling EcoEd Queensland (SEQ)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1580950685552142

Homeschooling Queensland (for current home schoolers)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolingQueensland/

Learning to learn (special needs)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/specialneedslearning

Queensland Homeschool Events:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/queenslandhomeschoolingevents/

Unschooling Queensland (for unschoolers)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolingQueensland/

Unschooling Qld Info (anyone interested in unschooling)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolingQldInfo/

Homeschooling on the Spectrum (QLD Support Group for ASD families)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/203287163166767/

Alphabetical Listings

Airlie Beach Prosperpine:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/471163286355884/

Atherton Tablelands Homeschool Group:
http://australiannorthqldhomeschool.weebly.com/atherton-tablelands.html

Atherton Tablelands:
http://tablelandshomeed.blogspot.com.au/

ASD Teens Autism Sunshine Coast
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457032871021391

Beaudesert Home Schoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/147259915888324/

Beenleigh & Surrounds Homeschooling Co-op
https://www.facebook.com/groups/731109647401966/

Beenleigh Marsden Homeschooling Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/167832343929829/

Border NSW / QLD Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nswqldborder/

Bribie Island Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/124924234616856/

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

Brisbane Natural Learners:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/209009629282162/

Brisbane North Homeschooling and Alternative Approaches
https://www.facebook.com/groups/736113729851445/

Brisbane Group (Northside) - L4L - Learning 4 Life
https://www.facebook.com/groups/962761873758977/

Brisbane Northside Connect
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneNorthsideHomeEdConnect

Brisbane Southside Homeschool Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/342456656093592/

Browns Plains To Jimboomba And Surrounds Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jimboombaandsurroundshsg/

Browns Plains - creativemindshs@gmail.com - in person group.

Cairns Home Educating Community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cairnshomeschooling/

Capricorn Coast Homeschoolers/ Unschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/376856546076907/

Central Queensland Homeschooling
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1650155218577821

Charters Towers Homeschoolers and Unschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1622419571121985/

Connecting Queensland Homeschoolers:
http://connectinghomeschoolers.com/

Cooran to Cooroy Homeschool/Natural Learning/ Unschoolers group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/308416112901833/

Darling Downs and Surrounding Areas Homeschoolers and Unschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DarlingDownsAreaUnschoolers/

Darling Downs and Surrounds Home Ed Buy Sell Swap:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/513790892138505/

Education on the Western Downs
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1419496228170016

Emerald Home Education Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EmeraldHomeEducationGroup/

Fraser Coast Home Educators (Gympie and Surrounding Areas)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164600779746/

Free Range Kids Maryborough QLD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1067095226685695

Gold Coast ASD Homeschooling Families
https://www.facebook.com/groups/125870627550850/

Gold Coast Christian Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gold.Coast.Christian.Homeschoolers/

Gold Coast Homeschoolers
https://www.goldcoasthomeschoolers.com/

Gold Coast Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/961406520549923/

Gold Coast Homeschool Events:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/679834585464128/

Gold Coast Homeschool Friends:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/728292877212221/

Gold Coast Homeschool Unschool Living Tribe
https://www.facebook.com/groups/679834585464128/

Gold Coast - Lets Hear It For The Boys - Gold Coast Homeschool Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1906205219634273/

Gold Coast Natural Learners
https://www.facebook.com/groups/892683164111154

Gold Coast Teen & Tween HomeSchoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1281507895294354

Gympie. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/428833247539911/

Gympie and Surrounds Natural Learners and Unschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1866009697057436/

Gympie Homeschool and Surrounds
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693164600779746/

Hervey Bay Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/herveybayhomeschoolers/

Hervey Bay Unschoolers Natural Learners
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1750435871907947/

Home Education Deregistration Assistance QLD:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1745439005711936/

Home Education Queensland
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeEducationQld

Homeschooling in Queensland:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/728720610515775

Homeschooling in Queensland
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2314817825289481

Homeschooling on the Spectrum (QLD Support Group for ASD families)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/203287163166767/

Innisfail, Mission Beach & Tully..Cassowary Coast
https://www.facebook.com/groups/764706026963062/

Ipswich Homeschool Village
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1540107472904252/

Ipswich Homeschoolers and Unschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/845541805509704/

Ipswich Homeschool Directory
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ipswichhomeschooldirectory

Innisfail Home Education
https://www.facebook.com/groups/InnisfailHomeEd/

Inverell Home Educators
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1114177465333842/

Ipswich Area:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IpswichHomeschoolers/

Ipswich Flexible Learners:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/flexiblelearners/

Ipswich Region Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1540107472904252/

Ipswich Homeschoolers and Unschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/845541805509704/

Learning to learn (special needs):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/specialneedslearning/

Lockyer Valley and Surrounds Home Education Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1375049902571848/

Logan Central Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoganCentralHomeschoolers/

Mackay Homeschool Hub
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1205888269444635/

Marsden/Beenleigh
https://facebook.com/groups/167832343929829?

Moreton Bay
https://www.facebook.com/groups/233017603537560/

Moreton Bay Regional:
http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/MBRHG/

Morten Bay and Surrounds
https://www.facebook.com/groups/621283938049868/

Moreton Bay Regional Homeschool Classifieds
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MoretonBayHomeschoolClassifieds/

Mt Tambourine 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/119987251926247/

Mt Tambourine and Hinterland 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1416578731736045/

North Gold Coast/ Logan Border  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/874769355998518/

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

North Sunshine Coast Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/227283007395505/

NSW/QLD Border Home Ed Workshops & Events
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NswQldBorder.HomeEdEventsWorkshops

Ormeau/Logan/North Gold Coast  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153610801325252/

Port Douglas Mossman Homeschool Support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/344792772273326/

Redland City Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/133392626851808/

Redlands
https://www.facebook.com/groups/133392626851808/

Redlands QLD Homeschool Resources & Curriculum Buy Sell Swap
https://www.facebook.com/groups/754022101377149/

Rockhamptom: Lillian, Capricornia Christian Home Schoolers, bartonhome @ cqnet. com .au (remove spaces)

Samford Home Educators:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/380694515403055/

South Burnett Homeschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/southburnetthomeschoolers/

South Burnett - Outings for Home School Families.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1085877914813305/

South East QLD Christian Homeschooler:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/161147844094080/

SEQ Homeschool High School Network
https://www.facebook.com/groups/seqhomeschoolhighschoolnetwork/

South East Queensland Home Schooling Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/453245311360036 /

SE Qld Secular Home Schoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/562144223809727/

South East Queensland Home Schooling Support Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SEQueenslandHomeSchooling/

South West Brisbane Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/180507818793991

South West QLD Homeschooling
https://www.facebook.com/groups/586437504884390/

Stanthorpe Home Education Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/407654979295303/

Sunshine Coast Christian Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sunshine.Coast.Christian.Homeschoolers/

Sunshine Coast:, Kym Fullerton Great Reasons to Homeschool:
https://www.facebook.com/educationideas/

Sunshine Coast Homeschool Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1585064621705890/

Sunshine Coast Homeschoolers
http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/SunshineCoastHomeschoolers/

SunnyHomeschool Support Hub:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SunnyHomeschoolSupportHub/

Teen Support/Meet Up - SEQ Homeschool Highschool Network 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/seqhomeschoolhighschoolnetwork/

THE-Tablelands Home Education:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tablelandshomeed

Toowoomba - Wirraglen:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wirraglen-Support-Group-for-Home-Schoolers/547718785250197

Toowoomba Unschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ToowoombaUnschoolers/

Townsville Group:
http://australiannorthqldhomeschool.weebly.com/townsville-homeschoolers.html

Townsville Living Tribe Unschoolers and Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/395615720821660/

Townsville and North QLD Homeschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/162519540544409/

Townsville Unschoolers:
http://australiannorthqldhomeschool.weebly.com/townsville
-homeschoolers.html

Unschool Brisbane:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1013568252002477/

Unschooling Queensland:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolingQueensland/

Unschooling Qld Info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolingQldInfo/

Waldorf Steiner Homeschoolers Brisbane
https://www.facebook.com/groups/waldorfhomeschoolersbrisbane/

Warwick and Surrounds Homeschoolers Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1922411451231309/

Wide Bay QLD Homeschool:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187131144698454/

Wynnum Homeschool & Unschool Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wynnumHS/

Teen Groups

Teen/Tween Homeschoolers South East Qld
https://www.facebook.com/groups/353878271363931/

Gold Coast Teen & Tween HomeSchoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1281507895294354/

High school Home School Gold Coast Meet Up
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1598841093675671/

Morten Bay and Surrounds Homeschooling Teens
https://www.facebook.com/groups/621283938049868/

SEQ Homeschool High School Network
https://www.facebook.com/groups/seqhomeschoolhighschoolnetwork/

South Brisbane Tween & Teen Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/sbristeentweenhs

Curriculum & Distance Ed Groups

Faith Distance Ed Parents
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836099243092440/

CEA - Complete Education Australia curriculum prebought package - group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/757062397780223/

 

 

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