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 kinship and crisis care services.

Programs include kinship and crisis and short term OOHC.

31 Hely Street Wyong 2259
PO Box 613, WYONG 2259
Phone: 4352 5900


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 address: 1 Hampden Avenue Orange 2800
Phone: (02) 6393 6000
Email centralwestern@barnardos.org.au