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Foster Care

Our foster care program places children and young people who are unable to live at home in temporary care, giving them a place where they can feel safe.

Who are we supporting with our foster care program?

Our foster care program supports children and young people between the ages of 0-17 who are unable to live at home or with other family members.

The aim of foster care is to place children and young people with accredited foster carers, giving them a place where they feel safe and supported.

Foster care placements can range from short, medium or long term with the ultimate aim of reuniting the child with their birth family.

Children and young people are in need of care each year
The number of children, young people and family members OzChild supports on any given night
Every 45 minutes
A child enters the care system in Australia

How are services delivered?

Children and young people in need of care are referred to OzChild by the Department of Human Services (DHHS) once it has been deemed that they can no longer live at home. 

OzChild then works with its existing foster carer pool to find the most suitable placement for the child or young person. 

Become a
foster carer

Every year, new homes are needed for thousands of vulnerable children and young people across Victoria. Could you care?

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Find out if Foster Care is available in your state

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This program is available in your state

Click here to view the contact details for your local offices.

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Unfortunately, this program is not available in your state

More information about our foster care program


For further information, call our helpful foster care team on 1800 954 550, or e-mail: fostercare@ozchild.org.au

Attend an information session

Our information sessions are a great way to learn about foster care from our experienced staff. Click here to find out when our upcoming online information sessions are.

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