Biripi Aboriginal Children’s Service (BACS) (formally known as GLMACS) & Walanbaa Gaayili Out of Home Care Service

Biripi Aboriginal Children’s Service & Walanbaa Gaayili Out of Home Care Service provides Foster Care Support Services to Foster & Kinship/Relative Carers and is an inclusive not-for profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meet the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

William Campbell Foundation

William Campbell Foundation is a not for profit Christian organisation that provides a range of services, including permanency support programs for children and young people.

Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia is a non-government, non-denominational child welfare charity, with a 130 year history in caring for children and a focus on long term support. Barnardos helps stop child abuse by finding safe and loving homes for abused children and working with families to prevent abuse happening in the first place.

CatholicCare Wollongong

CatholicCare Wollongong seeks foster carers who are able to provide safe, nurturing and stable homes for children and young people to thrive and reach their full potential. As an inclusive organisation, we welcome all foster care applicants and help all those in need, regardless of religious beliefs.

Woomera Aboriginal Co, Out of Home Care Foster Care Program

Woomera Aboriginal Co Foster Care Services is an inclusive not-for-profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meet the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Burrun Dalai Out of Home Care & Family Support Service, Tamworth & Armidale Children’s Service (TAACS)

Burrun Dalai means 'dream for children' in Dunghutti and is a not for profit Aboriginal out-of-home care agency operating since 1998. Provides foster care placements and case management for Aboriginal children & young people. Also recruits, assesses, trains and supports foster carers.

Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation, Cultural Journeyz Hunter Region

Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation provides the Cultural Journeyz program that supports Aboriginal Children and Young People and their Carers in foster care in the Hunter Region.

Mallee Family Care Inc.

Mallee Family Care NSW is a non-government agency that provides care to children in the Wentworth and Balranald Shire areas.

Marymead
Marymead

Marymead was founded in 1967. We provide a person-centred approach to supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families.

Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi (in partnership with Barnardos Australia)

Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi is an Aboriginal foster care service on the Central Coast offering short term and permanent foster care and Kinship care services.

KARI
KARI

Established in 1999, KARI aims to place Aboriginal children and young people with Aboriginal carers and families to facilitate an environment where the child or young person has a connection with their culture whilst in care.

Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

Key Assets Fostering is an inclusive not-for-profit organisation providing a high quality fostering service that meets the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Ngurambang Out of Home Care

Ngurambang: Special Place Special Home. Ngurambang was established as part of the Aboriginal Out-of-Home-Care capacity building transition, and is supported by a partnership with Uniting (Jaanimili & Burnside).

Gaba Yula Out of Home Care

The Gaba Yula Aboriginal Out-of-Home Care Partnership is between the Greater Western Sydney Aboriginal Corporation and UnitingCare Burnside. Gaba Yula is an Aboriginal foster care program that works to meet the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care aged 0-18 years in the Western.

Marist180 Foster Care

Marist180 Foster Care. We focus on providing stable and nurturing homes for children aged eight years and up where they can experience the help and attention they need. We provide support and training for our carers.

Anglicare Sydney

Anglicare Sydney out-of-home care services have been involved in providing foster placements over many decades for children in need and quality support for our valued foster carers.

CatholicCare Broken Bay

CatholicCare Broken Bay Services is an inclusive not-for profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service and intensive residential accommodation that meet the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Fostering Young Lives, The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society is Australia's first charity. We're a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation and we've helped people, families and communities achieve positive change for 200 years. Through our work, we educate, support and advocate for personal and societal change, to create a just society where everyone thrives.

UPA Youth Care Services

Youth Care UPA is a not-for profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meets the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Life Without Barriers

For over 15 years Life Without Barriers has provided family support and out-of-home care services in NSW and across Australia. Our experience in working with our carers, listening to their feedback and giving them a real say has ensured we have a valuable care team to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people.

Samaritans Foundation Out of Home Care

Samaritans has supported foster care placements for the past 15 years. We provide regular support for all carers that includes home visits, phone and after hours support to all our placements.

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT has supported and cared for children, young people, families and older people for almost 80 years. We support over 200 children and young people in out-of-home care.

Lifestyle Solutions

Lifestyle Solutions Foster Care program provides children and young people in care with a safe and secure home and care that focuses on their unique support needs.

Creating Links NSW Ltd

Creating Links provides general foster care for children and young people in out-of-home care. We have a strong commitment to children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and have dedicated multicultural caseworkers.

St Joseph’s Cowper, Ltd.

St Joseph’s Cowper Ltd has been providing care and support for children and young people in Northern NSW for over 100 years.

St Saviours OOHC

St Saviours has been operating in the Sydney and Illawarra regions since 2000 and we provide Intensive Foster Care and Residential Services to over 75 children and young persons in Out of Home Care using a therapeutic model.

Stretch-A-Family

Sydney based not-for-profit secular organisation that provides care for children who cannot live with their families. Stretch-A- Family (SAF) provides comprehensive support to our foster carers to give children from 0 - 18 years the wings to fly.

CatholicCare Sydney

Not-for-profit organisation that has for over 70 years provided services and support to the community. We focus on caring for children and young people and supporting our foster carers to ensure their needs are met.

Challenge Foster Care

Challenge Foster Care provides high quality foster care services to children and young people in NSW. We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of these children and ensuring that they reach their full potential. We currently seek foster carers who are able to provide safe, nurturing and stable homes.

Settlement Services International, Multicultural Foster Care Program

Settlement Services International is an inclusive not-for profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meets the range of needs of CALD children and young people in out-of-home care.

Foundations Care

Foundations Care is a quality provider of out-of-home care services. We support children and carers through advocacy, training, social events and other support services.

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

Not-for-profit organisation providing health and wellbeing services the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We provide general foster care placements and recruitment, assessment and training of foster carers.

Allambi Care

Not-for profit organisation that provides accommodation and support services, including foster care, for disadvantaged and homeless children and young people.

Pathfinders

Out-of-home care agency providing placement support and recruitment, assessment and training of foster carers.

Abcare – Coffs Harbour

Abcare is an incorporated not-for-profit, Non-Government, Community based organisation located in Coffs Harbour NSW, providing general foster care placements and recruitment, assessment and training of foster carers.

MacKillop Family Services

MacKillop Family Services exists to support, foster hope and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse. We provide out of home care in NSW, VIC and Western Australia.

Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Child & Family Network Inc.

Ngunya Jarjum (meaning "all our children") Aboriginal Child and Family Network Inc. is a community based service, which is made up of dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people who are committed to improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families throughout the Far North Coast.

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Narang Bir-rong, Barnardos

Narang Bir-rong translates to “Little Stars.” 

Narang Bir-rong formally known as LUFS (Link-Up Family Services) was established in 2008 to meet the needs of Aboriginal children and young people in Out-of-Home Care from 0-18 years, servicing Aboriginal Kin Carers and Foster Families in Metro Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains.

Veritas House Inc.

Veritas House Foster Care program provides children and young people in need with a safe and secure home. We provide carers with training, support and an opportunity to become part of a professional caring team.

CASPA Foster Care (Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs & Accommodation)

CASPA offers flexible care options for children and young people who have suffered abuse and can no longer live at home. In providing behavioural, educational and social supports we attempt to level the playing field and assist the young people we care for to reach their full potential. We acknowledge past traumas while focusing on positive outcomes by setting achievable goals and empowering the young people.

Uniting Burnside Foster Care

Uniting has provided high quality foster care services to vulnerable children in NSW for over 100 years. At Uniting, our foster care programs focus on ensuring that the emotional, physical and educational needs of children and young people are met, and that their positive wellbeing and individual development are supported and promoted.

Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation Myimbarr OOHC

Provides general foster care placements and recruitment, assessment and training of foster carers. All placements are case managed by Myimbarr OOHC and receive ongoing support from a Myimbarr OOHC case worker.

Wandiyali
Wandiyali

Wandiyali OOHC Childrens Services is an inclusive not-for profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service for Aboriginal children that meets the range of needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Wanggaay Koori Out of Home Care Service (in partnership with Anglicare)

Wanggaay Koori Out of Home Care Service delivers Out of Home Care on Wiradjuri Country.  We commit to providing the best possible service to children and young people in Out of Home Care by putting their needs first and helping them to reach their full potential. Wanggaay works in partnership with Anglicare.

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning

CatholicCare HM is a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle working in OOHC since the 1970s. We promote the wellbeing of kids and carers through ongoing training, clinical, behavioural and peer support.

Community Services

While Community Services continues to authorise a limited number of foster carers at this time, we encourage people who are interested in fostering to apply with a non-government agency listed on this site.

Wesley Dalmar

Wesley Dalmar is part of Wesley Mission. We have been offering out-of-home care for children and young people since 1893

CareSouth
CareSouth

CareSouth's foster carers are everyday people doing extraordinary things to support children, young people and families across the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Western NSW.