non-government foster care agencies

While Community Services has the largest number of foster carers, there are many non-government agencies providing foster care either as independent organisations or as part of larger, often church-based, organisations.

The care allowances paid by Community Services also apply to carers with non-government agencies.

For people interested in fostering through a non-government organisation, see the Fostering NSW website or contact one of the agencies below.

Anglicare

02 9890 6800
telopea1@anglicare.org.au

Barnardos Australia

Benevolent Society

02 8778 0600 
fostering@bensoc.org.au

Burnside Foster Care

Sydney 02 9768 6866
burnsideoohc@burnside.org.au

Mid North Coast 1800 815 113
oohcmnc@burnside.org.au

Orana Far West – Dubbo 02 6885 5010
cppfostercare@burnside.org.au

CareSouth

1 300 554 260
Illawarra and Far South Coast 

CatholicCare

02 8700 3333

KARI Aboriginal Resources Inc

02 9822 4922

Life Without Barriers

1300 592 227
carers@lwb.org.au  

Macarthur District Temporary Family Care

02 9603 7011
care@ideal.net.au

MacKillop Family Services

1300 791 677
nsw@mackillop.org.au

Phoenix Rising For Children

02 9873 3992
mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Stretch-A-Family

02 9569 6933
saf@stretchafamily.com.au

Youth Care (UPA)

02 6628 1255

Wesley Dalmar

02 9263 5555
wesleymission@wesleymission.org.au

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)