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August 14th, 2023

Foster Care Week is an annual event which celebrates and raises awareness about foster care and the wonderful people providing care to the children and young people of Victoria who need them. 

The events and celebrations held during foster care week aim to highlight and appreciate our valuable pool of foster carers and the contribution they make to the lives of vulnerable children and young people in our community.

See below the 2023 Foster Care Week Carer Events Calendar. 

Agencies: To add your event to the Calendar please submit here

Gippsland Region Carer Morning Tea

Tuesday 12 September 10.00am – 12.00PM

Warragul Country Club, 41 Sutton Street, Warragul, Victoria 3820

To celebrate our amazing carers, the Gippsland team invite you to attend a Carer Morning tea. Please ensure you RSVP with the your allocated worker or support team directly.

Gippsland Carer Support team 03 5135 9555 gippsland.carers@anglicarevic.org.au

Carer Gathering and Promotions

Sep 16, 2023 8:00 AM

Mildura Farmers Market for Promotional activity

 This year's theme is 'Heart of Gold' , during the Foster Care week MASP will be holding a gathering of our Foster Carers and Foster Care Community with events and activities to celebrate our carers achievements. A write up in the Sunraysia Daily is occurring to acknowledge and thank our Foster Carers along with a feature of a local foster carer story to feature in the paper. MASP are organising a local colouring-in competition to promote Foster Care awareness in our local community with prizes that can be won. The Colouring-in has been designed around the 'Heart of Gold ' theme for this year. The MASP Foster Care team will be appearing at the local Farmers Market on Saturday the 16th of September to promote Foster Care. One of the current MASP Foster carers will be attending the market to help promote and spread awareness amongst the community. 

Ash Munn amunn@masp.org.au

Northern Region Carer Cuppa

Wednesday 13 September 10.00am – 12.00PM

Anglicare Victoria Broadmeadow Office -  32 Railway Cres, Broadmeadows VIC 3047T

o celebrate our amazing carers, the Northern team invite you to attend a Carer Cuppa. Please ensure you RSVP with the your allocated worker or support team directly.

Northern Carer Support team 03 9301 5200 Carer.info@anglicarevic.org.au

Southern Region Carer Dinner

Thursday 14 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Lynbrook Hotel, 550 South Gippsland Highway, Lynbrook

To celebrate our amazing carers, the Southern team invite you to attend a carer and children's event at the Lynbrook Hotel.

Southern Carer Support team 03 9293 8500 Fostercare.Southern@anglicarevic.org.au

Western Region Carer Dinner

Thursday 14 September 6.00pm – 9.30pm

The Park Werribee, 12 Watton Street, Werribee

To celebrate our amazing carers, the Western team invite you to attend a carer dinner at the Park Hotel in Werribee for a cocktail event.

Western Carer Support team 03 9396 7400 carer.west@anglicarevic.org.au

Eastern Region Carer Gala Dinner

Friday 15 September 7.00pm – 11.00pm

Chirnside Park CC, 68 Kingswood Drive, Chirnside Park

To celebrate our amazing carers, the Eastern team invite you to attend a carer gala dinner at the Chirnside Park Country Club. Where they are acknowledging newly accredited Carers and Friends; current households reaching their 5, 10, 15, 20+ year carer milestones; and Specific Achievement Awards (in recognition of outstanding contributions). Unfortunately, children cannot be accommodated at this event.

Eastern Carer Support team 1300 889 335 Fostercare.Eastern@anglicarevic.org.au

North Central Region Carer Appreciation Dinner 

Thursday 14 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Mackenzie Quarters, 10 & 12 MacKenzie St, Bendigo

To celebrate our amazing carers, the North Central team invite you to attend a carer appreciation dinner

North Central Carer Support team 03 5440 1100 Fostercare@anglicarevic.org.au 

Settlement Services InternationalSSI Multicultural Foster carers ‘Heart of Gold’ Celebratory luncheon 

Highland Hotel, Craigieburn 

We look forward to seeing you and your household members for an afternoon of celebration of you and everything you have done as an SSI foster carer. Please join us while enjoying an international style buffet with other foster carers and their families.

Francoise Le Gall flegall@ssi.org.au | registration

Meli's Foster a Future Breakfast Event

Sep 07, 2023 7:00 AM -9:00AM GMHBAS Stadium, President's Room 

This year, we are excited to launch our first ever Meli Foster a Future Breakfast on Thursday 7 September at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong. As a highlight of this special breakfast function, we will welcome media personality Myf Warhurst as MC and inspiring keynote speaker Saroo Brierley, who has a remarkable story of loss, determination and resilience. Saroo’s journey from displacement in India through to adoption in Tasmania, inspired the highly acclaimed movie Lion starring Nicole Kidman. This is a rare opportunity to hear his incredible experience first-hand while celebrating the wonderful work of Meli’s Foster Carers. Tickets are limited so purchase now to avoid disappointment. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting Meli’s Foster Carers and improving the lives of children currently in care. Ticketholders will enjoy a sit-down breakfast and barista coffee.

https://www.meli.org.au/fosterafuture/

Stephanie Venosta stephanie.venosta@meli.org.au

Carer Celebration Dinner

Sep 13, 2023 6:00 PM

Berry Street Carers are invited to enjoy an evening of dinner, socialising & more. 

Donna Lynch dlynch@berrystreet.org.au

OzChild Annual Carer Dinner 

Sep 01, 2023

Every year we recognise and acknowledge the commitment and dedication of OzChild carers at our Annual Carer Dinner event and celebrate the incredible life-changing outcomes they achieve. During the last financial year OzChild's In-Home Care program in Victoria was able to provide a safe place for 800 children and young people thanks to the extraordinary village of carers we have on our team (some 620+ households). In their volunteer roles collectively – foster and kinship carers contribute to three million hours of active caregiving each year, something we think is worth celebrating! The carer dinner provides with a wonderful opportunity to not only celebrate and thank OzChild carers for their contribution to supporting vulnerable children and young people, but also recognise their commitment to the very important role they play in the community as foster and kinship carers and welcome new carers formally into the OzChild family. 

Reshani Munasinghe rmunasinghe@ozchild.org.au

Carer high tea & flower arrangement master class 

Sep 13, 2023 12:00 PM Yarraville OfficeCarer High Tea & Flower Arrangement Master Class

Gail Walton gwalton@ozchild.org.au

Family Fun DayTBDLollypops in Noble ParkFamily fun day for foster carers at an indoor play centre

 Glenda Quinn

 gquinn@ozchild.org.au

The Foster Care Association Carer Celebration & AGM

Friday 15th September 11:30am – 1:30pm

The Good Shed Ballarat

200 Lydiard Street North Soldiers Hill, VIC 3350

The Foster Care Week theme for 2023 is 'Heart of Gold' referring to the huge hearts and generous nature of foster carers. Please join us to celebrate foster carers, and your enormous contribution, at a sit-down lunch in Ballarat. 

Register via this link Morning TeaSep 11, 2023 10:00 AM Frankston Office Carer Morning Tea

Glenda Quinn gquinn@ozchild.org.au

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