What can I expect?

We know the decision to become a foster carer is a big one. Throughout the process of fostering, Barnardos Australia will be there to support and guide you every step of the way.

The process to become a foster carer varies depending on what type of care you apply for, but in general it takes a minimum of four months. The chart below outlines the application process. Expect a minimum of three at-home interviews in the assessment stage. Three full days of training and a current first aid certificate are also required.

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Count yourself in and start the journey to become a foster carer today.

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If you would like to speak to someone about becoming a foster carer, please call 1800 663 441 or fill out our online enquiry form