Foster Care

‘Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things’

Our Foster Care community is made up of lots of different people from all areas of Tasmania

We welcome carers who may:

  • be single or have a partner
  • have parented their own children or not
  • own or be renting their home
  • have full or part time work, stay at home, study or are retired
  • be from any culture or religion
  • have any sexual or gender orientation.

Thanks for your interest in becoming a foster carer!

We need people like you to help provide safe, nurturing homes for Tasmanian children and young people.

We partner with a variety of organisations around Tasmania to deliver foster care and we invite you to review their details below and contact the one that might best meet your needs.

BaptcareBaptcare is a not-for-profit organisation providing foster and kinship care services across Tasmania. Baptcare is committed to ensuring strengths-based, individualised approaches to working with young people and their foster families.0428 925 435 (Statewide)
Life Without BarriersLife Without Barriers is a not-for-profit, social purpose organisation and Australia’s largest provider of out-of-home care services. Across Tasmania, Life Without Barriers is looking for caring and nurturing people that can provide children and young people with a safe and supportive home. We welcome carers who are single or a couple, LGBTIQA+, working or retired, with or without children of their own, from all backgrounds and cultures. We provide 24/7 support, ongoing training and have dedicated staff in each region.0472 869 969 (Statewide)
Key AssetsKey Assets is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing safe and secure homes for children and young people in need of foster care in Tasmania. It is currently funded to provide sibling group services in throughout Tasmania.03 6283 1900 (Statewide)
Glenhaven Family CareGlenhaven Family Care is a Tasmanian Christian community organisation providing support to children and their families for over 60 years. Our carers provide care for children 0-18 years old for as little as one weekend a month up to fulltime, long term care. We provide care to children who are unable to live at home as well as a community respite program. Glenhaven welcomes enquiries from people wanting to make a difference in the life of a child or young person through caring.03 6343 7551 (North)
03 6425 1144
(North West)
KennerleyKennerley is a private, not-for-profit organisation run by a volunteer board, and has been working with vulnerable Tasmanian children since 1869. It offers respite care for foster and kinship carers as well as a community respite program to allow vulnerable families to have a break from parenting.03 6107 9300 (South)

For more information

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Carer, please contact the:

Foster Care Recruitment Team

Phone: 1800 732 522


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