Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people?

Would you like to work with a fun, compassionate, dedicated and inspiring bunch, who are committed to improving the welfare of children and young people in our community?

We are growing and we are looking for talented individuals to help change the future of young people in our communities.

About us

We are a community-based not-for-profit organisation. We aim to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown by providing a range of innovative accommodation, care and support services to young people aged between 9 and 24 and their families on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Inner West suburbs.

We are a team of 136 full-time, part-time and casual individuals who each bring something unique and amazing to the organisation.

Our Head Office is in Brookvale on the Northern Beaches and our new second office is Princes Highway St. Peters.

We have 37 homes across Ashfield, Botany, Dee Why, Hornsby, Marrickville, Randwick, Sylvania, Waterloo, Lindfield, Beverly Hills, Roselands, Stanmore, Hurstville and Croydon.

Why work with us?

The Burdekin Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Applications are encouraged from people with culturally & linguistically diverse and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island indigenous backgrounds.

Our most important asset is our team and we are united by our Shared Journey that we apply to everything we do. About Us.

What our supporters have to say

“The transparency, efficiency, passion and outcomes that The Burdekin Association achieve is to be applauded. To work with them on a housing project and see how they diligently and efficiently achieved value for money, which in turn ensured the children and carers were awarded with an amazing home was a credit to the amazing staff.”

Long term business partner supporter Ian Menzies, National Director, Quantity Surveyor, WT Partnership.

What our clients have to say:

"The most caring and supportive bunch, definitely happy with everything that’s happened."

Female, 21

for 9-18 year olds

We need Burdekin Foster Carers who can provide the safety, stability and care needed to make a positive difference to a young person’s life. You will live in our property in the Northern Beaches or Inner West Sydney regions (rent-free) and receive 24/7 support and ongoing training, as well as an allowance while caring for one or two young people.

The application process includes attending training sessions and undergoing checks required by law to work with children.

For more information please call our Carer Co-ordinator on 02 8976 1777 or

Become a Carer - NSW - The Burdekin

Northern Sydney and the Inner West Sydney regions

Foster a young person

The Burdekin Association is a community based, not for profit organisation in the Northern Sydney and Inner West areas of Sydney that offers a range of support and accommodation services to young people aged between the ages of 9 and 18 years.

Urgently seeking individuals and couples 25 years and over of all back grounds who are interested in providing long-term and respite live-in care for our young people living in the North Sydney, Northern Beaches and Inner West areas.

The Burdekin Association Carer role: -

We’re searching for people with a passion for improving the lives of children and young people. Maybe you’re a student studying within the community services/welfare sector? Maybe you’re a retiree with a focus on helping to improve the quality of life of young people in care? At The Burdekin Association we are looking for live-in carers with experience in, interacting with young people with various behaviours and needs.

Learn how you can make a difference and enquire about becoming a Burdekin carer today.


  • Live-in long-term as well as respite care positions available.
  • Caring for young people between 9-18 years of age. 
  • Live rent free in the Northern Beaches/North Sydney/Inner West Sydney areas.
  • Receive a carer allowance.
  • The Burdekin Association will support you to continue your study or work whilst in the caring role.
  • Receive comprehensive training and support - 24/7 support provided.
  • You MUST get a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to care for the diversity of young people we have in our service.

For more information, please contact our Carer Support Coordinator: -

Carer Co-ordinator: 02 8976 1777 or Alternatively, you can visit our website on or email: