Home Education Association, Inc.

  Proudly supporting home educators across Australia.                                        Phone Helpline: 1300 72 99 91

This site is our Members' Portal. For our public infomation and services site, please link here.
The two sites work in conjunction with each other.


The HEA is the national not-for-profit, incorporated membership association serving Australian homeschoolers since 2001, when it was established by Colleen and Philip Strange. The HEA is run by a committee voluntarily coming together to lead the association. Join many hundreds of Australians as a member of HEA.

About Home Education

Home education involves parents and caregivers taking direct responsibility for the education of their child or children. Home education, also known as home schooling, is a legal option that embraces a wide variety of educational philosophies. People from a variety of backgrounds and educational levels are successfully home educating children of all ages.


The HEA upholds the principle that parents are primarily responsible for the education of their children and respects the diversity of philosophies and methods used by home educators.


The mission of the HEA is to promote and support the practice of home education across Australia and to advance educational equity for members.

Pillars - In order to achieve our mission, HEA will:

  • Increase the profile of and confidence in home education
  • Advocate in the interests of home education
  • Provide support to home educators
  • Co-ordinate and run events and conferences
  • Provide services and resources for our members
  • Foster networks and support groups and train volunteers
  • Connect to organisations and suppliers in the sector
  • Govern and manage the association well
  • Operate a charitable fund to assist home educators in need


Committee members and their portfolios are located under the "About HEA" tab at the top.

    Stepping Stones     Digital Quarterly Magazine

For Members in the Member Shop

00 Spring 2020 CoverSpring 2020 Edition

If you would like to contribute to Stepping Stones, email president@hea.edu.au 

00 June Final CoverWinter 2020 Edition


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Lynda, Tere, Ruth, Karen, Aileen and David (2019-2020 Committee)
Let's work together towards our shared goals: Homeschoolers supporting each other!      

The HEA is a registered Australian charity with the ACNC, and a member of the Associations Forum.

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