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Home Education Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeeducationaustralia/

The Educating Parents Unschooling and Homeschooling
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheEducatingParents/ ,
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TheEducatingParentsHomeschoolingandUnschooling

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

All 4 Family Adventure-Travel Anywhere with Kids
https://www.facebook.com/groups/all4familyadventure/

Anime Loving Homeschoolers (Teens)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858188997748551/

Aussie Homeschool: http://aussiehomeschool.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/AussieHomeschool ,

Australasian Homeschoolers Minecraft Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/learningfreelyminecraft/

Australian Christian Homeschool Buy and Sell
https://www.facebook.com/groups/145698742516719/

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

Australian Christian Homeschooling:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/504098993066415/

Australian Classical Education Network.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/526690198266058/

Australian Defence Force Homeschooling Families:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ADFHomeschoolingFamilies/

Australian Educators Resource Market
https://www.facebook.com/groups/506360369524705/

Australian Highschool Homeschool
https://www.facebook.com/groups/156917011157129/

Australian Home Education Gameschooling
https://www.facebook.com/groups/135722001439838

Australian Home Education Health and Physical Education
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Home.Education.Health.PhysicalEducation

Australian Home Education Literacy
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Home.Education.Literacy

Australian Home Education Mathematics
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeSchoolMathematicsPreKToYear6

Australian Home Education Mentoring
https://www.facebook.com/groups/austhomeeducationmentoring

Australian Home Education Neurodiversity Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Home.Education.Neurodiversity.Support

Australian Home Education Organisation
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Home.Education.Organisation

Australian Home Education Parents of Gifted Children
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Home.Education.Parents.of.Gifted.Kids

Australian Home Education: Pre-K to Year 12
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.home.education.prek.to.year.6/

Australian Home Education Science Experiments
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeSchoolScienceExperimentsPreKToYear6

Australian Home Education STEM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Home.Education.STEM/

Australian Home Education Visual Arts and Design
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Home.Education.Visual.Arts.and.Design

Australian Home Educators Resource Market
https://www.facebook.com/groups/506360369524705/

Australian Highschool Homeschool:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/156917011157129/

Australian Homeschool Camps:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolCampsAustralia/

Australian Homeschool Collective Resources
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AuHScollective/

Australian Homeschool Connections
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048584708509753/

Australian Homeschool Discounted Resources Directory
https://www.facebook.com/groups/655505248497648

Australian Homeschool Network:
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianHomeschoolNetwork

Australian Home School & Unschool Co-op:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AussieHomeSchoolCoOp/

Australian Homeschool Group Discounts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AUHSGroupDisc

Australian Homeschool House Swap:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianhomeschoolhouseswap/

Australian Homeschool Lobby:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/398016160320508/

Australian Secular Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustralianSecularHomeschool

Australian Worldschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Australian.Worldschoolers

Australasian Homeschool Minecraft Server:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/learningfreelyminecraft/

Charlotte Mason Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CharlotteMasonAustralia/

Christian Whole Life Unschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/418256398376557/

Conservative Minded Homeschool Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/337264440227038/

Daily Science Activities for Kids
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailyscienceactivitiesforkids/

DigTech Homeschool
https://www.facebook.com/groups/digtechhomeschool

Dyslexia Homeschool Australia Parents:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/604625786300149/

Early Childhood Homeschool Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1330044417027069

Eclectic Home Educators Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1026251937502740/

Educating Kids on the Road in Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1520785781492814/

Empowered Australian Homeschoolers and Unschoolers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/638791922867288/

Fearless Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fearlesshomeschool/

Gameschooling Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolingoz/

Home Education Friendly Professionals-general information
https://sites.google.com/view/home-ed-friendly-professionals/home

Home Education Support and Action Network:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836721669671907/

Homeschool Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolAustralia/

Homeschool Australia Pro Choice and Human Rights:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1578681609039754/

Home School and Distance Education:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1619596878299853/

Homeschool Books Discussion Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1801538936837017

Homeschool Buy Sell Swap Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/143988099090079/

Homeschool Camps and Conferences Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolCampsAustralia/

Homeschool Careers and Further Education Community Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/315612345287439/

Home School Crafters:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeSchoolCrafting/

Homeschooled Teens Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/702726749840037/

Homeschoolers (Parents) at Uni
https://www.facebook.com/groups/383001381837890/

Homeschool Gamers Club
https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolgamersclub/

Homeschool Group Discounts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AUHSGroupDisc/

Homeschooling and Working in Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/923751834326604

Homeschooling at Uni-suppoert group parents and students studying at uni
https://www.facebook.com/groups/383001381837890/

Home Schooling Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/267597903167/

Homeschooling Book Discussion
https://www.facebook.com/groups/846540425857840/

Homeschooling Buy Sell Swap Giveways Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/456764387796178

Homeschooling Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, etc
https://www.facebook.com/groups/726667140831694/

Homeschooling Parents with a Disability/Chronic Illness:
https://www.facebook.com/DisabledSickParentsHomeschooling

Homeschooling for Early Years K,P,1,2 & 3:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/828063707244716/

Homeschooling Gifted Kids in Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/272305732927126/

Home Schooling Special Needs - Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Home-Schooling-Special-Needs-Australia/290708884318730

Homeschooling Teens with Special Needs
https://www.facebook.com/groups/160126114860398/

Homeschooling Littles Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/631080540578953/

Home school Pre K - Year 6:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/828063707244716/

Homeschool Pen Pals Worldwide
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445003465790406/

Homeschool Pen Pals and Swaps
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401541506821381

Home-School Science Experiments: Pre-K to Year 6:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/897860440303813/

Homeschool service and biz community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/975598476260483/

Homeschooling Sick Kids:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485297541779576/

Homeschool State Swap Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1605480599483981

Interfaith Home Education Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/interfaithhomeeducation

Introverted Homeschoolers Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/261958454014277/

Kidpreneurs
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidpreneurglobal/

Kids Teach Kids (sharing kid created DIY videos):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/761218163999561/

Kidz Space Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1237798839887132

Jewish Australian Home Educators
https://www.facebook.com/JewishAustralianHomeEducators/

Living Naturally
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1419496228170016/

Nature Trackers Homeschooling Adventures (Portland, Warrnambool Camperdown)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/447601055371988/

Montessori at Home Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/713314282053753/

Muslim Home Education Network of Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/muslimhomeschooloz/

Oak Meadow Southern Hemisphere:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1608000259440850/

Pagan Homeschooling Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PaganHomeschoolingAustralia/

PDA Home Education (pathological demand avoidance)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pda.home.ed/

Pen Pals for Homeschool Kids and Teens
https://www.facebook.com/groups/187890718504884/

Radical Unschoolers Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/radicalunschoolersaustralia/

Remote Isolated Outback Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/139371903602467

Resources For Special Needs Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/resourcesforspecialneedsaustralia/

Roadschooling Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/308074986371583/

SDA Home Education Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1779178345691408

Single Parent Home Educators Homeschoolers of Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/383312041780944/

Teenzspace
https://www.facebook.com/groups/365109068224327

Unschool Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/unschoolaustralia/

Unschool Minecraft Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Unschoolminecraftaustralia/

Unschooled and Travelling Around Australia
https://facebook.com/groups/675220582632576

Unschoolers Travelling Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048748792208608/

Unschooled Teens:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/unschooledteens/

Unschoolers with iPads:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolerswithiPads/

Unschooling Couchsurfing:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/382246075220775/

Unschooling Info Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/unschoolinginfoaustralia/

Unschooling STEM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolingSTEM/

Unschooling Worldschooling Families
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnschoolingWorldschoolingFamilies/

Unschooling & Worldschooling Families on the Road - Travelling Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/399600406874603/

Unschooling + Autism Spectrum:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/997240190291551/

Waldorf Steiner HENS:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/waldorfsteinerhensaust/

Waldorf Steiner Home Education Networks and Parenting Australia:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/waldorfsteinerhensaust/

What is My Child Learning (Home Education Australia)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1301409866678481

Whole Life Unschooling:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/266140080155803/

Working Homeschool Mums
https://www.facebook.com/groups/583107205482050

World Educated Kids Innovating Club
https://www.facebook.com/worldeducatedkidsinnovatingclub/

Worldschoolers Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/419188031757012/

Worldschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/4778233706

 

 

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