Private Adoption Agency Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence to operate a private adoption agency. Private adoption agencies carry out activities such as:

  • providing information and assistance to prospective birth parents
  • informing and counselling prospective adoptive parents
  • negotiating adoption plans and selecting prospective adoptive parents.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 ensure your agency is:

  • formed for purposes consistent with the welfare and best interests of children
  • not formed for the purpose of trading or securing a pecuniary profit to its member.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Adoption Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Adoption Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Application process


Licences are only available when the Minister explicitly states that applications can be made.

Administering agency

Department of Communities

Child Protection and Family Support

Contact details

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