Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

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Foster a child

  • Process to become an approved carer

    Learn about the process to become an approved carer.

  • About foster care

    Learn more about foster care, the types of care you can provide, who requires care, the rewards and challenges and the support carers receive.

  • Real stories

    Real stories from the foster and kinship carers, as well as children and young people in care.

  • Expression of interest

    Complete an expression of interest to formally apply to become a foster carer.


Download useful fact sheets and links.

Download resource materials to recruit foster carers.