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New South Wales Foster Care

To learn more about becoming a Foster Carer in New South Wales fill out our form here or use the contact details below to get in touch with our team in your area.

Sydney Area


Area Email:

Phone: 02 9508 4000

Hunter/Central Coast (Including Port Stephens, Upper Hunter, Maitland and Taree)


Area Email:


Central Coast: 02 43 43 8800

Upper Hunter and Manning: 02 4035 8100

Lower Hunter: 02 4033 4500


South Coast NSW and ACT


Area Email:

Phone: 02 4260 2200

North NSW

(Including far north coast, tamworth and upper mid north coast)

Area Email:

Phone: 02 6618 2605

West NSW

(Including Dubbo, Orange)

Area Email:

Phone: 02 6809 9500

Connecting Carers NSW

Provides support and education and coordinating peer support for carers in a particular region of NSW through a team of regional co-ordinators. Local Coordinators are trained volunteers who are experienced foster, relative or kinship carers. Their role is to assist Regional Coordinators during training and education sessions and will offer peer support to other carers. Connecting Carers operate a 24 hour/7day phone support service on 1300 794 653 and 

Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (ABSEC)

ABSEC are the peak body for Aboriginal Out of Home Care in NSW. Services offered include peer support and advocacy services to carers of aboriginal children – Carers can access the support groups by ringing 1800 88 698. Key contacts for regional peer support workers can be accessed through the website -