Barnardos Australia is here because every child needs a champion. We’ve been here for children, young people and their families for over 100 years. Our foster carers help vulnerable children to recover and thrive and empower them to reach their full potential.

We are always looking for carers who have got lots of love, time and support to offer a child. We provide training, an allowance and 24/7 support. We welcome carers from diverse backgrounds, young or old, married or single, with or without children and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Barnardos is also an accredited adoption agency and is the largest non-government provider of adoption in Australia.

The Barnardos Australia Carer Enquiry Team is ready to answer any of your questions on 1800 663 441 or email