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.
Foster Care Information Sessions
MacKillop's online information sessions are an opportunity to find out what’s involved in becoming a foster carer, to learn more about the process, and to ask our expert staff any questions you might have.
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.
Why Become a Foster Carer
Hear directly from MacKillop foster carers and their families who have opened their door to children in need of safe and nurturing homes.
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.
Aboriginal Foster Care Agencies
We aim to place children and young people with carers who can help them keep their cultural identity and connections.
Intensive Therapeutic Foster Carers needed in NSW
MacKillop is looking for specialised foster carers in NSW to provide one-on-one care for young people aged 12-17 years who need a safe, stable home environment.
Specialised Foster Carers needed in WA
MacKillop is seeking specialised foster carers in Western Australia to care for children and young people who have complex needs, challenging behaviours and trauma experience.
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
Changing lives for the better
A northern NSW couple exchanged their 24/7 corporate lives to become full-time carers to vulnerable children. Karen and Stephen share how the experience has been rewarding for them and has given the kids they care for a sense of stability and safety.
Making it work – the unsung heroes of Covid-19
Foster carer Kerry from Colac in Victoria has been a busy single parent to three children following the death of her partner Matt three years ago. When social restrictions kicked in for COVID-19, Kerry didn’t hesitate to open her door to vulnerable teens who needed help.
Foster Carers celebrating Families Week from their homes
To mark Families Week this year, MacKillop Family Services launched its COVID Connections Photo and Activity Challenge. Foster carers were encouraged to engage in daily activities in their family home and submit photos online to capture the memories of their foster child during what will always be known as a historic time.