Foster Care Week 2015

Foster Care Week in NSW

Foster Care Week is an annual event that has been running in NSW since 1990. Coordinated by ACWA with thesupport of non-government foster care agencies and other partners, Foster Care Week aims to celebrate and acknowledge the work of NSW's foster carers.

Activities during the week include the Foster Care Week Picnic Day for foster carers and their families; competitions for carers and children and young people in care; and regional activities and social events for carers. A grant from the Minister for Family and Community Services assists with all this work.

The success of Foster Care Week is primarily the result of the determination, co-operation and hard work of a small group of inter-agency representatives and foster carers who make up the Foster Care Week Committee.

All those involved with the event have a strong commitment to maintaining and further reinforcing a positive image of foster care in the wider community.

Foster Care Week Events

Foster Care Week 2015 runs from 13-19 September, commencing with the Picnic Day in Sydney. Expressions of Interest for involvement in the Picnic Day committee are sought from agencies in March.

ACWA also provides a number of grants to encourage interagency events in regional communities that acknowledge, celebrate and raise awareness about the invaluable work of foster carers in our community. Details about how to apply for a regional grant are made available in June.

For more details on Foster Care Week or to express interest in joining the Picnic Day organizing committee, please contact Liz Potten, on (02) 9281 8822 or email:


Becoming a foster carer

Visit the Fostering NSW website for more information about becoming a foster carer.

Foster care agencies

View contact information for all current Foster Care Agencies in NSW.

Additional resources

Recent past events