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Thanks for your interest in foster care. Simply fill in the enquiry form below to find out more. This will help us match you to the nearest Department of Communities and Justice office to where you live. In some cases, we may refer your enquiry to My Forever Family NSW, who can match you with a local non-government agency.

All carers receive an allowance for the day to day care of a child, support and training, and join an amazing network of people who make a difference across NSW.

"We have regular, open communication with our caseworker, who makes us feel part of the team." – Joanne, carer

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  You will be required to complete a number of probity checks that form part of the screening process to become a foster carer. Some of these checks include a national criminal history check, medical check, referee check, home inspection, and ID check.

  All authorised foster carers are required to have a Working With Children Clearance (WWCC number) issued by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.

  To become an authorised Foster Carer in NSW, you must be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Are you a permanent resident or Australian citizen?
What is your cultural background?
Do you require an interpreter?
Where did you hear about fostering?
Do you have a current Working With Childrens’ Check (WWCC)?
What is the type of care are you interested in See types of care
What are the characteristics of children and young people that you are interested in supporting?
How soon can you participate in the carer assessment process?