Membership Levels

Existing/returning members:

To renew:

  • Login and renew via the Account Details page under the Member Menu (use your email address to reset your password if necessary) then click one of the buttons at the bottom of this page to select your membership type and proceed to payment; OR
  • Use the renewal form to renew by mail.

If the system doesn’t recognise you, your membership predates this membership system, just join as for new members below.

New members:

The Home Education Network supports home educating families by facilitating networking, by organising group activities and home-ed camps, by providing up to date information on regulatory matters and by negotiating discounts. Home Education Network also maintains this web site; runs a phone support service for members and the wider home education community. We also publish Otherways Magazine which  contains the latest news, research, workshops and events, networking and support group information, letters from families and articles on every aspect of home education from Australia and around the world. We cover all topics in the effort to inspire, inform and encourage.

The Home Education Network is your home education community, all HEN activities are organised and run by volunteers. HEN is based in Victoria but we welcome interstate members.

Membership Benefits

  • Otherways Magazine Quarterly
    • printed copy with Hardcopy Membership
    • digital copy with Digital Membership
  • Access to member area of website with discount codes etc.
  • Access support with registration, reviews (Victoria)
  • Pathways advice for courses and careers (Mainly Victoria)
  • Member discounts – as listed here
  • Access to HEN’s public liability insurance, work experience and volunteers insurance (anywhere in Australia)
  • Subscription to our email notices for news of camps, classes and events
  • Advertise home education events you are organising in Otherways and/or by email notification to members
  • Access to the HEN community and member-only facebook page
  • Membership Card (print your own from our member area)
  • Access competitions with HEN as your ‘school’ e.g. Australian Mathematics Competition. These competitions do not accept individual entries.
  • Support HEN’s voice in advocating for home educators (Victoria)


Would you like to know more about what HEN does to support members and the extended HE community? Details here.

Plus digital access to:

Alumni Handbook Other Ways to Uni & Careers Home Ed Fiction Guide Tales out of School Why and How of Aus Home Ed

In Joining HEN, you agree to abide by our Rules of Incorporation

If you select hard-copy membership, your membership begins now and you can download the current Otherways PDF plus back issues; you will receive the next four issues in print format.

Hardcopy Member

Hardcopy Member

$45per year

Receive the Otherways magazine four times a year by mail and access to all our digital back issues.

Digital Member

Digital Member

$25per year

Receive the Otherways magazine four times a year by electronic delivery and access to all our digital back issues.