Foster Care | OzChild

Turn your family into a Modern Family and help change a child’s life.

Foster carers are urgently needed to care for at-risk children. Every year, new homes are needed for around 10,000 Victorian children.

We need your help to provide a safe and loving home to give these children the love and support they need.

If you think you’re ready to care for a child, start your foster care journey by enquiring today.

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Who can become a foster carer?

  • Anyone over the age of 21.

  • Anyone with secure accommodation and appropriate space in the home.

  • Race, gender, marital status, employment, sexuality and religion do not affect a person’s eligibility to become a foster carer.

What support do foster carers receive?

  • OzChild provides full training and on-going support with the aim of safely reuniting children back to their families.

  • Foster carers receive 24/7 Case Manager and after hours support.

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Meet some of our young carers

Learn about some of our young carers who are proving that age, work-life and lifestyle are no barriers to becoming a foster carer!

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Get in contact

You can call our foster care recruitment team directly on 1800 954 550 or e-mail:

Attend an information session

Meet with our staff and current foster carers to get an idea of how foster care works. View upcoming dates here.

Need more information?

Download our foster care brochure for more info about becoming a carer.

Referral Reward Program

OzChild Referral Reward Program

Do you know someone who would make a great foster carer or TFCO carer? Refer them to become a full-time carer* and you could receive a $1000 gift certificate! *conditions apply

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