Foster Care Agency Licence - South Australia


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

Please contact the agency for more information.

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.



One 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.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Foster Agency Licence - Please contact the agency for relevant forms.

Application process


Please contact the agency to discuss your circumstances and an application pack for an initial licence will be sent for completion.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Service Contracts and Licensing

Department for Child Protection

South Australia
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1072
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8226 7005
Website: Department for Child Protection (Opens in new window)

Supporting information