Foster Care Programs - OzChild

Foster Care Programs

We offer a number of different carer options to suit varying lifestyles, work schedules and experience.

Being a carer no longer means you need to commit to full time hours. Carers are sometimes needed to care for a child for only a night or a week. Other times it could be for a few months or on a longer term basis. We also offer a number of specialised programs, so no matter your situation there is a care option that can suit you.

Do you know someone who would make a great carer? Refer them to the OzChild Referral Reward Program.

Short Term
  • Up to 3-6 months
  • Non-voluntary or voluntary
  • Voluntary
  • Children aged 4+ years (or younger with siblings in exceptional circumstances)
  • Generally 1 weekend per month on an ongoing basis 
Long Term
  • 6 months or longer
  • Non-voluntary or voluntary
  • Voluntary
  • Overnight to several weeks
  • Pre-adoptive
  • Referrals can be received after 2am

Specialist Programs

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is an internationally-proven behaviour modiciation program that provides intensive support to the child, carer and birth family within a six-to-nine month period and has a 90 per cent success rate in settling children back into a stable family environment. Find out more.

Targeted Care Packages (TCP) is an individualised flexible funding packages designed to be innovative and flexible to ensure children and young people receive the care and support they need. Find out more.

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

Call us on 1800 954 550 or e-mail:

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

Find out more