MacKillop urgently needs foster carers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
Foster carers help children and young people who are temporarily unable to live with their birth family. Often these children have experienced trauma.
Foster carers are trained, assessed and accredited before they start caring for a child or young person. This process involves several screening checks. We will walk by your side every step of the way.
If you’re interested in being a foster carer, please complete our enquiry form. We’ll get in touch with you to answer all of your questions.
Foster Care Enquiry Form
Being a foster carer is an incredibly rewarding journey. You can help create a brighter future for those who may not have had the best start in life. Complete our online enquiry form today to take the first step.
Types of Foster Care
There are many types of foster care. You can provide care for a weekend, a few weeks, a few months or even years. You choose the type of care that suits you.
Steps to Become a Foster Carer
Are you interested in becoming a foster carer? We’ll be with you every step of the way. Read an overview of what the process involves.
Support for Foster Carers
We provide a range of support to foster carers throughout their fostering journey, from flexible training opportunities to respite care for your foster child when you need a break.
"I wouldn't be where I am today if my foster carers hadn't taken the first step."
Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable home. This wasn’t the case for Skye until she came to live with her foster carers. Now she has finished school, is learning to drive, and is working towards her dream of becoming a teacher’s aide.
What does it mean to be a foster carer?
Foster care parents, social workers and former foster care children share their experiences in the system. They explain the role of foster care parents and give reasons on why foster care parents are so important.
MacKillop carers tell their
Kids just need to be kids
Believing that ‘kids just need to be kids’ is the motivation that drives Jo and Peter to be foster carers. Both work as Police Officers and through their work, they often come into contact with young people who haven’t had the same opportunities as everyone else and who missed out on reliable support during their childhood.
“You will get more out of it than you can ever anticipate, and you will give more than you probably ever thought you were capable of”
When mother-of-three Kylie Jackson became a foster carer at the age of 23, it probably didn’t dawn on her she would care for hundreds of children over the next two and half decades. After 26 years, it’s difficult to keep track of the exact number, but she estimates around 200 children have been in her care over that time.