Foster care agencies recruit, assess and train foster carers.

Once a foster care household becomes approved, the foster care agency provides support and ongoing training to the carer, and matches the carer with children who need their care.

Foster care information sessions provide further details about becoming a foster carer.

Fostering agencies

AgencySeeking carers forPhoneCoverage
Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS)General foster care for all ages of Aboriginal children and young people. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.Adelaide - 8205 1500
Pt Augusta - 8641 0907
Pt Lincoln - 8683 1909
Coober Pedy - 8672 3066
Ceduna - 8625 3466
Murray Bridge - 8532 1790
Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Eyre and Western
Yorke and Mid North
Far North
Murray Lands
ac.careGeneral foster care for all ages of non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal children and young people. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.Mt Gambier - 8724 5400
Murray Bridge - 8531 4900
Berri - 8580 5300
Limestone Coast
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Riverland
Anglicare SASpecialist family based foster care and general foster care for children and young people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.Adelaide - 8131 3456Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
CentacareSpecialist and general family based foster care for children of all ages. Immediate (emergency), short term, long term care and respite. The key focus being specialist short term placements working towards reunifying the child with the birth family.8159 1400Adelaide Metro
Adelaide Hills
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Centacare Catholic Country SASpecialist family based foster care and general foster care for all ages of children. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.Ceduna, Whyalla, 
Pt Lincoln - 1800 759 865
Eyre and Western
Junction Australia Ltd

General foster care for all ages of children and young people. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.

Adelaide - 8203 5700Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Key AssetsSpecialist family based foster care for children and young people aged 2-17 with high or complex needs. General foster care for all ages of children and young people. Respite, short term and long term care.Adelaide - 8274 5900Adelaide Metro
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Barossa, Light and Lower North Adelaide Hills
Life Without BarriersSpecialist family based foster care for all ages of children and young people with high or complex emotional needs, or high medical needs or disabilities. General foster care for all ages of children and young people. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.Adelaide - 8193 9400Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Hills
Murray and Mallee
Yorke Peninsula
Limestone Coast
Lutheran CareSpecialist family based foster care for children and young people with high or complex needs. General foster care for children and young people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.Adelaide - 8337 8787Adelaide Metro
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Adelaide Hills
Fleurieu
Murray and Mallee        
Time for Kids IncRespite foster care for all ages of children and young people who live with kinship carers.8245 8100Adelaide Metro
Adelaide Hills
Barossa, Light and Lower North
Uniting Communities Foster CareSpecialist family based care for children and young people with high or complex behavioural or disability-related needs. Respite, short term and long term care.8202 5190Adelaide Metro
Uniting Country SASpecialist family based foster care for children and young people with high or complex needs. General foster care for children and young people of all ages. Emergency, respite, short term and long term care.Port Augusta, Clare, Port Pirie and Kadina - 8633 9023Yorke and Mid North
Far North Regions

Contact

Foster Care Services

Phone: 1300 2 FOSTER (1300 2 367 837)

Related links

Who can be a foster carer?