OzChild Christmas Appeal

We are a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community for nearly 170 years.

OzChild works hard every day to provide a better future for those in our care with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine.

OzChild Wishing Tree Appeal

Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas by donating a gift to our Wishing Tree Appeal. Visit our online toy store, browse the catalogue and choose a gift!


Become a foster carer

Every year, new homes are needed for around 10,000 Victorian children and young people. Start your foster care journey by enquiring today.


Become a specialised foster carer

Become a carer in our specialised, evidence-based program which is providing an alternative to residential care and getting kids with problem behaviours back on track.


Evidence-based Services

We are the largest provider of evidence-based and evidence-informed programs in Australia and are dedicated to achieving real outcomes for the children, young people and families in our care.


Education Services

Our education services encourage children’s early learning, allowing at-risk children to feel socially included and happy at school. Find out more.

Family Law Services

Family law services focus parents, grandparents and carers on the best interests of their children.  Find out more.

Family Support Services

We provide support to families and children, helping to preserve the living situations of disadvantaged young people and prevent them from being placed in foster care. Find out more.

Indigenous Services

Our Indigenous services contribute to Reconciliation by connecting Aboriginal children and young people with their community and culture. Find out more.

Volunteer Services

Volunteers are crucial to the work we do, helping support children and families and allowing us to deliver our Volunteer Family Support Program.  Find out more.

Kinship Care

Our kinship care program helps to preserve the support networks of children who are unable to live with their birth parents. Find out more.

Our vision

It is our goal to see that all children and young people are safe, respected and nurtured, and reach their full potential.

Our purpose

We support vulnerable children and young people by providing healing, preventing abuse and neglect, and strengthening families.

february, 2020

18feb6:30 pm8:30 pmFoster Care Information SessionFrankston, VIC


In July 2018 the government introduced the National Redress Scheme in response to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

OzChild welcomes the scheme and recognises the help it will provide to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse to gain access to compensation, along with counselling and psychological services.

OzChild is currently working through the process of entry into the Scheme. We have been advised the process can take 3-6 months, seeing us join the scheme towards the end of the 2019 calendar year.

For any individual questions, please email redress@ozchild.org.au

For more information on the National Redress Scheme please go to nationalredress.gov.au

For general questions regarding the National Redress Scheme view our FAQs