Change a child’s life, become a Foster Carer

UMFC is looking for people from all walks of life to volunteer to become foster parents.

With your help
Foster Care can make an enormous difference in a child’s life. Giving them the care and support that they need to grow, thrive and have a successful future.

Your impact
UMFC recognise the impact that dedicated individuals can have on the lives of children in need. Becoming a foster carer is a deeply rewarding journey. By opening your heart and home to a child in foster care, you can make a lasting difference in their lives, offering them safety, support, and a sense of belonging during a time of uncertainty. Through training and ongoing support, UMFC empower foster carers to provide the love, care, and guidance that every child deserves.

Meet Melanie – Foster Carer

“We’ve felt a real sense of achievement and satisfaction. I know we’ve made a difference.”

– Melany, Foster Carer

Process to becoming a Foster Carer

  • Read our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about Foster Care
  • Contact the UMFC Carer Support Team to register your interest.
  • You will be invited to attend an Information Session run by UMFC
  • Undergo compulsory 16 hour training program
  • Home visits, assessment and accreditation process
  • Placement offer

Support for Foster Carers
You will never be alone in caring for a child or young person. Foster Carers are supported by UMFC’s Carer Management & Support Team offering:

  • Regular contact from a Case Worker
  • 24 hour on-call service offering emotional support and advice
  • professional training in association with The Australian Childhood Foundation
  • specialist training if you will be looking after Aboriginal children or children with special needs
  • Nontaxable financial support to help cover the costs that come with being a foster carer (this includes food, clothing, basic personal items, transport, pocket money and entertainment)
  • Carer Support Group and the chance to connect with other foster carers

Become a Carer Today

Ready to find out more about becoming a carer? Get in touch with questions or request more information.

Contact Us

Foster Care Information Session

Want to know more about what is involved in becoming a carer?
We hold regular Online Foster Carer Information sessions.
Call 0411 544 581 or email to register your interest or discuss an individual session.


Our focus is always on the best interests of the children we support.

We hear their voices and we maintain their safety and wellbeing as paramount.