6 Steps to Becoming a Burdekin Foster Carer


At Burdekin, we believe our foster carers are angels…
because that’s what you are!

The Burdekin Association is a Child Safe Organisation, and we need to ensure the well-being and safety of the young people in our care. We also need to get to know you personally to see if foster care is right for you and to understand how we can support you best.

That’s why all our Foster Angels need to follow a comprehensive process that includes Criminal History and Working with Children’s Clearances.

This process takes approximately 3-4 months.

6 Steps to Becoming A Foster Carer in Sydney WITH BURDEKIN

Make Contact

Complete the Foster Care Quiz to find out if you meet the requirements, then make contact by completing the Contact Form below, emailing carer@burdekin.org.au or calling Kate 0432 273 493 during office hours.

Meet & Greet

We contact you and arrange a time to meet you at your home. You can learn more about becoming a Burdekin Foster Angel and see if this is right for you.

An Application Pack is given to you for you to complete.


You start training which runs for approximately 10 hours over 2 days.


We visit your home and get to know you (and your family better). This information forms the basis of our assessment. We also start preparing you for becoming a Burdekin Foster Angel.

Final Authorisation

Once you have successfully completed all the assessments and checks, your application needs final authorisation through our Burdekin Foster Care Panel.

You are now a Burdekin Foster Angel!

WooHoo! Congratulations - Burdekin can start the matching process, and your caring journey begins.


If you are ready to take the first steps to becoming a foster carer, and help a teenager reach their potential take our Quiz to see if you are a good fit!


We believe that every young person has the right to a life that offers opportunities to fulfil their potential.

If you would like to inspire hope, we would love to hear from you.

Complete the form to register your interest in becoming a Foster Carer and to discuss your personal circumstances.

We acknowledge the Aboriginal people of the Cadigal and Gayamaygal Clans. We acknowledge the Country on which we live, work, and gather as being Aboriginal land.

We acknowledge the lands, waterways and skies that are connected to Aboriginal people. We honour them and pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We respect their rightful place within our communities, and we value their ancient cultural knowledge and practices.

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We deeply respect that this will always be Aboriginal land and we will honour and follow the first peoples’ values in caring for the Country and for preserving their culture.

We deeply value that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest living culture in the world and we will continue to work with their peoples and communities to ensure their cultures endure and remain strong.