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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.

Our foster care services support children and young people aged 0-17 who are unable to live at home or with other family members.

Who are we supporting with foster care services?

The aim of foster care is to place children and young people with accredited foster carers, and give them a place where they feel safe and supported – therefore giving them the opportunity to shine. The placements can range from short, medium or long term with the ultimate aim of reuniting the child with their birth family.

How are foster care 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. 

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Find out if Foster Care is available in your state

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Become A
Foster Carer

Becoming a foster carer can be incredibly fulfilling, knowing you’re giving a child or young person in need the best chance to shine. All you need is room in your heart, and your home.

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More information about becoming a foster carer

Discover several ways to get more information about becoming a foster carer below.


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

Attend an information session

Our information sessions are a great way to learn about foster care from our experienced staff.

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