12-18 September 

Foster Care Week 2021 runs from Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 September and is an annual week of celebration recognising foster carers and the invaluable contribution they make to the lives of children, young people and families in our community. 

All kinds of kids need all kinds of foster carers. Whether you're single or partnered, in a share house, working full time or not working at all, if you have a spare bedroom and want to change a young person’s life, you’ve got what it takes to be a foster carer. 

What's on 

Join us in celebrating the important role foster carers play in the community and raising awareness about becoming a foster carer in Victoria. 

  • 16th September, 1:30pm – ‘Getting to know Victoria’s foster carers and agencies’ live stream. Watch the recording via Facebook.

  • See how agencies are celebrating carers during Foster Care Week through the Foster Care Association of Victoria

Foster carer stories

Learn more about the stories behind foster carers in Victoria.

Myths about foster care

Live Stream: Getting to know Victoria's foster carers and agencies

A message from Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan

Get involved 

  • Download our Foster Care Week social media pack so that you can celebrate on social media and help raise awareness about foster care.  

  • Share your experiences on social media with us by using #FosterCareWeek2021 or #FCWeek2021 


Interested in how foster care might work for you?

Start your journey by connecting with an agency to answer your questions and guide you through the next steps.

Connect with an agency