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

Pathfinders is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee operating across the New England and Northwest Tablelands and Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Pathfinders operate a number of programs and services based in promoting youth and family welfare.

These programs include a Women’s & Youth Refuge, Residential Out of Home Care, Supported Independent Living, Family Support Service, Youth Accommodation Services, Family Referral Service and Non Placement Support Services.

Pathfinders program, Pathways have an established Out of Home Care program in Armidale and Inverell, group homes as well as intensive and generalist foster care.

We offer carers:

  • Access to both highly skilled caseworkers as well as individual carer support
  • Ongoing training
  • Tax free allowance
  • Access to social activities

We are always looking for passionate carers from a wide range of backgrounds, Carer’s must be at least 21 years old and can be single women or men, cohabiting, married or same-sex couples, with our without children.  There is no prerequisite for being a carer, just a commitment to support and advocacy of children and young people in need of a caring environment.


1800 314 199
87a Beardy Street, Armidale
3 Glen Innes Road, Inverell, 2360
Hunter New England, Mid North Coast
General Foster Care, Intensive Foster Care
Interim or Restoration Care, Long Term, Respite, Immediate