Become a Foster Carer

Be amazing, be a foster carer. It’s the simple things foster carers can do that can have a big impact on a child’s life.

You don’t need to have any special skills, talents or expertise to become a carer.

We are looking for people and families from all walks of life who could care for children and young people in their own homes. We need carers who could provide care to sibling groups, single children of all ages and adolescents who have complex needs.

Enquire about becoming a carer today!

Carers can choose the type of care they would like to provide including:

  • Respite care (one or two weekends a month)
  • Emergency care (for children and young people who require an immediate placement)
  • Short-term care (a few weeks to six months)
  • Long-term care (more than six months)

Here at Anchor, we are committed to partnering with our foster carers, providing initial and ongoing training opportunities, and support which includes after hours telephone support if and when needed.

Our Foster Care services:

  • Outer East region
  • Inner East region
  • Southern region

Find out more about foster care and becoming a carer by reading our FAQ.


Becoming a foster carer.

There are four simple steps to become a foster carer:

  1. Submit application
  2. Complete training and detailed family assessment (including police/working with children checks)
  3. Become accredited
  4. Participate in ongoing training and peer support

Enquire about becoming a carer today!

Click here to view our Enquiry Information Pack

Upcoming Event


Foster Care Information Session (Eastern and Southern Melbourne)

Date:  Tuesday 14 March 2023, 7.30 pm Location: Online via Zoom Attendance: Free  Interested in […]

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Fostering Connections work with foster care agencies across Victoria, assisting to meet the growing demands for carers.

To find out more about Fostering Connections, contact Anchor’s Foster Care Team on 03 8761 9040 or, or by visiting the Fostering Connections website or calling 1800 013 088.