Foster and Kinship Care Week 2019

14 September 2019

At Life Without Barriers we are celebrating Foster and Kinship Care Week (8th - 14th September) to acknowledge and thank the thousands of foster and kinship carers who provide safe and supportive homes for children and young people in out-of-home-care.

Our carers are extraordinary people, who embrace children with continuous love, understanding and encouragement. We believe that all children should be placed within a family, and we feel privileged to support such resilient and child focused foster and kinship care families. We have a number of events coming up to celebrate our carers. These include:

South Australia

Date / Time Details Location
Tuesday, 17 September, 11:30am - 2:00pm Adelaide Hills carers lunch Oasis Gardens Restaurant and Function Centre, Langhorne Creek Rd, Belvidere SA 5255
Monday, 16 September, 12:00pm Annual South Australia Life Without Barriers Carers lunch Veale Gardens, South Tce, Adelaide SA 5000


Date/Time Details Location
Thursday, 12 September, 10:30am Morning tea for Life Without Barriers carers followed by a brief information session for anyone interested in becoming a carer. Contact[](mailto: for more information. Life Without Barriers Office, 2/1-7 Langhorne Street, Dandenong VIC 3175
Friday, 13th September, 10:30am Morning tea for Life Without Barriers Foster carers. Contact [](mailto: for more information. Life Without Barriers Office, 137 Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020
Friday, 13th September, 11:00am - 1:00pm FCAV Victoria is hosting a traditional morning tea at The Hotel Windsor to celebrate carers. The Hotel Windsor, Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

New South Wales

Date/Time Details Location
Thursday, 5th September, 10:00am - 1:00pm Coffs Harbour interagency community event with lunch and activities. Everyone is welcome. PCYC – 74 Bray St, Coffs Harbour
Sunday, 8th September, 11:00am - 3:00pm Foster care picnic - everyone involved in kinship care & fostering is invited to attend. Register at My Forever Family. Western Sydney University Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra
Sunday, 8th September, 10:00am - 2:00pm Family fun day with entertainment and activities for the kids and a BBQ lunch. Lismore Turf Club
Saturday 7th September, 10:00am - 5:00pm Strathfield Spring Fair Strathfield Park, between Chalmers Road and Homebush Road Strathfield


Date/Time Details Location
Monday, 9th September, 10:30am Morning Tea for all Foster carers around Tasmania Government House, 7 Lower Domain Rd, Queens Domain TAS 7000
Tuesday, 10th September Lunch for Life Without Barriers Foster carers Cherry Shed Cafe, 243 Gilbert St, Latrobe TAS 7307

Life Without Barriers also presented at the 2019 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference (5 - 7 September) on our evidence-based practice including MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™, CARE and Family Inclusion.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the events email

Become a foster carer

If you’d like to open your heart and home to a child in need, learn more about becoming a foster carer