Make a child's life extraordinary

Barnardos urgently needs foster carers in NSW and ACT. Could you open your home and heart to a child in need?



About Barnardos

Children are at the centre of everything we do. We work to ensure their futures are bright and prosperous.


Our vision and purpose

To empower every child in Australia to reach their full potential. We support vulnerable children to recover and thrive.

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Our stories

Be inspired by the stories shared from our children, young people and families who we work with everyday.


sass and bide x Barnardos

Introducing the 2024 limited-edition sass & bide jumper ‘Tribute’ . This partnership, with the support of actor, comedian and writer Celeste Barber helps to raise vital funds for our early learning and intervention programs.



Every donation makes a difference

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90% of young people in our
programs reported an improvement
in health and wellbeing


Last year we helped
15,209 children, young people
and families

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80% of parents/caregivers in our
parenting programs said their capacity
to care had improved

On behalf of someone

Support Australian children in need by giving a gift on behalf of someone.

Foster care

We are looking for people just like you to make a huge difference in a child’s life.

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There's still time to protect a child this Christmas