Foster Care Agency Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a foster care agency. A foster care agency places children and young people in the care of approved carers, whether or not on a commercial basis.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • not be prohibited from working with children
  • have a working with children check
  • be a fit and proper person to hold a licence, including by having qualifications and experience in the field of foster care or a related field
  • have an appropriate system of management within the agency
  • have appropriate procedures for the selection, approval, training and support of approved carers
  • have appropriate procedures for the placement and supervision of children and young people.



1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All You do not need to pay any fees.

Administering agency

Department for Child Protection

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Supporting information