Foster Care | OzChild

Do you have room in your heart, and your home for a child in need?

Foster carers are urgently needed to care for at-risk children. Every day 5 children enter the foster care system in Victoria.

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.

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 to all carers.
  • 24/7 Case Manager and after hours support.
  • Respite Support.
  • Ongoing training opportunities.
  • Community building events and access to other social events.


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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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Contact our recruitment team

For further information, please call our foster care recruitment team 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 a more detailed look at foster care, as well as additional information.