Home Education Association (HEA)

Welcome to the website of the Home Education Association Inc Australia.


Home education is an option for the education of children and is legally endorsed by the governments in all states of Australia. It involves the parents taking responsibility to guide their children through a course of study at home. This is being achieved with great success by parents from a variety of backgrounds and educational levels, and without special training.

The HEA is non-profit volunteer association that was formed in April 2001 by Colleen and Philip Strange. HEA aims to encourage and promote the practice of home educating in Australia and to provide members with benefits which would be difficult to obtain by individuals or smaller groups.

Becoming a member of the association is one way in which you can support this Australia-wide initiative to promote the practice of home education and gain access to many benefits that might otherwise be unobtainable.

In our site you’ll find an array of articles and information to help you with your home education journey. You'll find items that can be downloaded, things you can purchase, news about events in the home education arena and many other things to support you on your home education journey.

If you are interested in finding out more about HEA or home educating your child then you may like to browse our site for more information or contact us by email or phone.

Please note, some pages on this website are only accessible to HEA members.

16th February  - Report on the Inquiry into Home Schooling in NSW


17 Dec 2014 - Press Release: HEA Response to NSW Home School Inquiry's Final Report

The Home Education Association has heralded last week's report, released by the NSW government inquiry into homeschooling, as a wasted opportunity to address the real issues, which deter families from meaningful engagement in the registration process.

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