Foster Care Week 2017 Events!

From September 10, 2017 12:00 am until September 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Foster Care Week raises awareness about foster care in the wider community, however, in 2017 as with previous years, the events held during foster care week aim to celebrate and appreciate our pool of amazing foster carers and the invaluable contribution they are making to the lives of vulnerable children and young people and the community as a whole.


The 2017 Theme is: Shine A Light in line with the National Foster and Kinship Care Conference being held to book end Foster Care Week, in Victoria this year.


The Foster Care Association will be hosting a calendar of events taking place around the state, which will celebrate Foster Carers. Victorian foster care Agencies events and celebrations to be held over Foster Care Week September 10th – 16th 2017.


#shineconf  #fostercare #kinship #oohc #keeponcaring


Date & Time




Contact to book

Friday 8 September

9:45am arrival for 10am start - midday

Foster Care Appreciation Morning Tea

Barwon Child Youth & Family

Presidents Room at Simonds Stadium, 370 Moorabool St, South Geelong VIC 

t: 035222 6911 

Friday 8 September 6:30pm

CAFS Annual Appreciation Dinner



Ivy Room, The Provincial Ballarat
121 Lydiard St North, Ballarat


Kim Morrison
t: 03 5337 1614


Saturday 9 September

10am – 1pm

Foster Care Week Celebration for Kids


Salvation Army Westcare The Amphitheatre, Melton

Rikki Morgan
t: 0438 533 579


Saturday 9 September

11am - 2pm

Child Protection Week Celebration 2017 “Bring Your Sibling”

CREATE Foundation


Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Free entry!



03 9918 0003

Saturday 9 September

12pm - 3pm

Thank you Lunch for Carers and Partners


Life Without Barriers

Studley Park Boat House, 1 Boathouse Rd, Kew

Suheyla Ahmed
t: 0459 848 104


Sunday 10 September

11:45am - 4pm

Carer Day Trip MacKillop Family Servies (Barwon) Train return trip Drysdale- Queenscliff 

Jasmine Perry

t.03 9257 2289

Monday 11 September 

11am - 1pm

Morning High Tea: Westernport Foster Care History Launch



1536 Heatherton Rd Dandenong


Maggie Morgan
t: 03 9212 3900


Monday 11 September

5:30pm - 8:30pm 

Combined (Metro) Carer Celebration  MacKillop Family Services (Metro NESW)  Harbour Kitchen, 800 Bourke St, Docklands

Jenni Taylor

t.03 9699 9177

Tuesday 12 September

12pm - 3pm

Annual Foster Carer Celebration Anglicare Victoria - St Luke's Fortuna Villa Bendigo, 30 Chum St, Golden Square Bendigo 

Assessment & Development Team

t: 03 5440 1100


Tuesday 12 September

12:30pm - 2pm

Carer Lunch - Hamilton MacKillop Family Services (Barwon South West)

Roxborough Café Hamilton

Jasmine Perry

t.03 9257 2289

Wednesday 13 September

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Carer Lunch  - Warrnambool MacKillop Family Services (Barwon South West)

Flying Horse Warrnambool

Kirrae Health Service to facilitate Drumming Beat Session

Jasmine Perry

t.03 9257 2289

Wednesday 13 September

6pm - 9pm

Foster Carer Celebration Anchor Foster Care Billy's Kitchen 
Knox Ozone, 425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South

Julie Lowe

t. 03 9801 1999


Wednesday 13 September


Screening of Going Places Creating Memories Northern Territory Trip 2016 The Salvation Army Westcare Westcare Central Office
34 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine
(Pizza & soft drink provided)
Nick Norman
t. 03 8311 5035

Thursday 14 September


Foster Carer Recognition Dinner

Anglicare Victoria North & West

Melbourne Cricket Ground, (MCG) Jim Stynes Room

VR&S workers Narelle, Bea or Maria

Friday 15 September 9am – 3:30pm Coloured Hair for Foster Care Brophy Family and Youth Services

Primary Schools participating:

Bundarra , West Warrnambool, Merrivale, Panmure, East , Koroit and District

Shivon Beckwith 
t: 03 5559 8960