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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.

"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.