Foster Care WA

Foster carers in Western Australia play a vital role in the lives of children and young people who, through no fault of their own, have endured traumatic experiences.

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By providing a stable home to a child or young person, who is not able to live with their family, you can set them on a path to a brighter future.

Foster carers in WA can:

  • be single or have a partner
  • have children of your own or not
  • own or rent your home
  • work, stay at home, study or be retired
  • be from any culture or religion

Your commitment can range from a weekend a month to full-time.

What matters most is you’re able to provide a safe, loving home for a child or young person.

Our foster care WA services operate fostering in Perth, Bunbury and Port Hedland areas.

In Port Hedland, MacKillop works alongside the local community organisation Wirraka Maya Aboriginal Health Service to provide foster care — engaging local community members to ensure placements are culturally appropriate.

MacKillop is currently recruiting and training foster carers in Western Australia. Do you have a passion for improving the lives of children and young people?

Yes, I can help a child!
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General Fostering WA

General foster care is the most common form of foster care.  Read more

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Specialised Foster Care - WA

MacKillop Family Services is seeking specialised foster carers in Perth.  Read more

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Aboriginal Foster Care - Pilbara, Western Australia (WA)

MacKillop Family Services is working in partnership with Wirraka Maya Aboriginal Health Service to provide foster care in the Port Hedland and wider Pilbara region of Western Australia.   Read more

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Supporting young people in care at Christmas

Angela Carroll, Therapeutic Practitioner/Senior Clinical Psychologist in WA talks about supporting children through the holiday period, managing parental contact and supporting the child in circumstances where they do not have contact with their biological family and relatives.  Read more