From 1 February 2021, the Victorian community is served by two new departments – the Department of Health and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).Read more...

Kinship, foster and permanent carers can take part in the Victorian Home based Carer Census until 28 February 2021.Read more...

 Cultural Diversity Week - Book Voucher Giveaway!Read more...

Hear from carer about his experience as a live-in carer... Read more...

Assessed and approved Foster, Kinship, Permanent and Special needs local adoption carers are eligible to receive a care allowance, where the Victorian Child protection service or a registered community service organisation places a child (aged 0 to 18 years) in their care. View the latest Care Allowance Rates here and attached below. Read more...

The Foster Care Association of Victoria congratulates the remarkable young people, carers and the sector colleagues we have worked alongside to campaign for extended care through the Home Stretch and Better Futures program for many years. We congratulate the Victorian Government and Luke Donnellan, Minister for Child Protection, on the announcement of universal provision of continued care until 21 years of age for all young people in foster, kinship and residential care, pledged in the state budget of 24 November 2020.Read more...

The FCAV & Carer KaFÉ will remain open during the December 2020 – January 2021 holiday period.Read more...

Thank you to all foster carers and agency staff for getting behind the FCAV’s new therapeutic support program for Victorian foster carers – the Carer Assistance Program (CAP). Since launching, The CAP has been steadily receiving referrals directly from carers across Victoria, as well as from agency staff, on behalf of carers.Read more...

The FCAV's Caring Through Art program began in August 2020 via Zoom with the aim to assist carers manage during COVID-19 after we had heard many were experiencing distress, trauma, anger, isolation and grief and loss as the lockdown proceeded. Carers were taking on home schooling, respite was harder to obtain and they were often facilitating access in their own home via the phone or internet.Read more...