Become a Foster Carer - OzChild

Become a Foster Carer

Can you make a difference in a child’s life in your community?

If you are able to care for a child/children in your own home for a night, a week, a month, or a year or more, OzChild are looking for foster carers to help families that do not have support networks to care for their children in a time of crisis.

While foster care can be challenging at times, the rewards can be life-changing. We will provide you with full training and ongoing support with the aim of safely reuniting children back to their families or where it is in the child’s best interest.

Race, gender, marital status, employment, sexuality and religion do not affect a person’s ability to become a Foster Carer. Anyone who is available to provide safe and appropriate care for children is eligible to apply to become a Foster Carer with OzChild.

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 upcoming information sessions.

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

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