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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
Stephanie Venosta email@example.com
Sep 13, 2023 6:00 PM
Berry Street Carers are invited to enjoy an evening of dinner, socialising & more.
Donna Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Sep 13, 2023 12:00 PM Yarraville OfficeCarer High Tea & Flower Arrangement Master Class
Gail Walton firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Fun DayTBDLollypops in Noble ParkFamily fun day for foster carers at an indoor play centre
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 email@example.com