Foster Care - OzChild

Foster care with OzChild

Can you be extraordinary for a child who needs an ordinary life?

Foster carers help families that do not have support networks to care for their children in a time of crisis.
They provide a safe and loving home, whether it be for a night, a week or longer term.

Anyone can be a foster carer

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

OzChild also provides full training and ongoing support with the aim of safely reuniting children back to their families. While foster care can be challenging at times, the rewards can be life-changing.

In a recent carer survey, OzChild was the overall highest ranked foster care organisation providing support with measures including respect, support and communication.*

* Foster Care Association Victoria Survey 2017

Check out our FAQs page for answers to the most common questions.

How to become a foster carer

Contact us

Register your interest here or call 1800 954 550.

Talk to our carer recruitment team

Our team will contact you and send you an enquiry pack.

Attend one of our information sessions

Your opportunity to meet with our current foster carers to get an idea of how foster care works.

Complete our training program

We provide you with training to ensure you are confident in supporting foster children in your care.

Become a foster carer today

Contact our team for more information on how to become a foster carer and dates of our upcoming information sessions.

Call us on 1800 954 550, e-mail: or provide your details on our Enquiry Page.