Foster Care

You can positively impact the life of a child or young person.

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

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.

MacKillop is urgently in need of foster carers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

Enquire today and help change a child’s life.

MacKillop foster carers come from all backgrounds and walks of life.

As a foster carer you can:

  • be single or have a partner
  • have children of your own or not
  • own your home or rent
  • work part-time, full-time, stay at home, study or be retired
  • be from a wide range of cultures and religions
  • be of almost any age

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

MacKillop is currently recruiting and training foster carers.

Yes, I can help a child

WATCH - The difference you can make as a foster carer

Hear from actual foster carers about the rewards and challenges of caring for a child or young person.


  • Foster Care Enquiry Hotline1300 791 677

Teachers Already Have the Skills to Be Great Foster Carers

Paul Clohesy believes his twenty years of teaching experience has been instrumental in making the transition to life as a foster carer so smooth. Paul and his wife Julie have provided a safe and caring home for thirteen foster children over the last eighteen months. They "wholeheartedly" recommend foster caring to anyone. Read More

What's in the Box?

Andrew Dodds (Acting Residential Supervisor of Out-of-Home Care Northern Metro), reflects on a profound moment he experienced during his work with MacKillop, and shares with us his understanding of the importance of memories in helping ourselves and others to find happiness. Read More

A Loving Home for Dylan

Krysten Taylor, Carer Recruiter and Support Worker, tells the story of a special foster care family and their love for a child in their care. Read More

Embracing the Journey

Foster care is challenging, but Molly* is living proof that with strong communication and a young person?s best interests at heart, carers can change lives. Read More