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Be a foster carer - help give a child the childhood they deserve

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Choosing to foster is a major decision. Don’t hesitate to ask your local foster care agency for further information to help you in making a decision.

The process for becoming an authorised carer generally takes between three and six months.

The application process includes attending information and training sessions as well as undergoing the household, medical and police checks required by law in order to work with children. You can also discontinue the process at any time.

Foster care is provided by a range of designated non-government agencies as well as Community Services. Some agencies work only in specific areas or regions while others care for the whole of NSW. 

In addition, some specialise in certain age groups or in the types of care they provide.
All provide training and support to equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a successful foster carer.

These agencies are waiting to hear from you. Choose from the list below or use our map to select your region to learn more about the different foster care agencies in NSW.

Find the right agency for you:

Aboriginal foster care agencies

Allambi Youth Services Newcastle

Anglicare Canberra & Goulburn

Anglicare Sydney

Barnardos Australia

Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre

The Benevolent Society

The Burdekin Association

Burrun Dalai Out of Home Care & Family Support Service



CatholicCare Hunter-Manning

CatholicCare Wollongong

Centacare Broken Bay

Community Services

Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Services

KARI Aboriginal Resources

Life Without Barriers

Link-Up Family Services

Macarthur District Temporary Family Care

Mallee Family Care

Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Child and Family Network

Phoenix Rising For Children

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation


UnitingCare Burnside

Wesley Dalmar

William Campbell College

Youth Care UPA