Long-term care and adoption

Barnardos offers long-term care and adoption thorough our Find-a-Family program.

Barnardos' Find-a-Family Offices are located in Sydney, Canberra, and the Hunter/Central Coast and South Coast of NSW.

Find-a-Family covers the Sydney metropolitan area, Illawarra and Shoalhaven, and Hunter and Central Coast areas. There are Centres in the inner west of Sydney, and offices in Gosford on the Central Coast, St Marys in Sydney’s West, and Hamilton in Newcastle. Shellharbour in the Illawarra. A program in Canberra is managed by the Canberra Children’s Family Centre.

For more information on NSW care please call 1800 663 441 or fill out our online Become a Carer enquiry form. 

For more information on Canberra please visit the Canberra Centre

Short term care

For other local short-term care see our Auburn, South Coast, Penrith, Sydney Metro and Canberra centres.

Hunter/Central Coast

This Centre was set up in Wyong on the Central Coast in February 2013 to deliver kin Ccare and crisis care services.

Programs include kin care and crisis and short term OOHC.

PO Box 613, WYONG 2259
Phone: 4352 5900
Fax No: (02) 4355 4548
Emergency after hours number : 0438 914 129


Central West

The Central Western NSW centre opened in October 2012 with offices in Orange and Cowra. The centre offers a full range of out-of-home care (OOHC) services, including crisis/short term care, general foster care, kinship care and adoption.

It covers a geographic area from Orange to Cowra including neighbouring areas, Cabonne, Blayney.

Referrals are accepted for children 0 - 12 years into OOHC services. The crisis/short term program focus is on restoring children to their birth families wherever possible while also planning for the best outcomes in kin care or foster care.

Orange Office:
9 William St,
Orange NSW, 
Phone: 02 6361 1405

Cowra Office:
Part of the Cowra Neighbourhood Centre
13 Vaux St,
Cowra NSW
Phone: 02 6342 4976

email: centralwestern@barnardos.org.au