Frequently Asked Questions


I do not identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Can I become a carer?

Can I be a carer if I’m single?

We are a same-sex couple – can we be carers?

I’ve never had children – can I be a carer?


Do I need to be an Australian citizen?

Can foster carers be any age?

I am renting; can I be a carer?


What support do foster carers receive?

Do foster carers get paid?

Is being a foster carer challenging?

Do foster children always return to their birth families?

Our Support

Fostering a child can be a long, hard journey, but it’s not something you need to undertake alone. Our caseworkers offer 24/7 support and advocacy, as well as ongoing training opportunities and assessment reports.

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Foster Care Stories

Sharing the stories of our foster carers allows us to tell you about the real impact we have. The patience, compassion and perseverance of our carers are truly inspiring, and show how we can bring tangible and positive change to the lives of children and young people in our care.

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Level 4, 331 High St
Penrith NSW 2750
Suite 2, 36 Woodriff St
Penrith NSW 2750

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work, and those throughout all of Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture, and pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

CONTACT Narang Bir-rong

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