The 2022 Carer Snapshot Report is now availableRead more...

Centrelink have renamed the Grandparents Advisor phone service following advocacy from the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) to develop a more inclusive service that supports all carer types. The new service is expected to be launched on 1 July 2022 and will be called:Read more...

The FCAV is delighted with the announcement in Budget 22 of funding to support the development and roll-out of a dedicated carer help desk to support kinship and foster carers at the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). Read more...

The FCAV conducted a survey of members to ascertain priority issues for carers in FCAV's budget submission ahead of budget delivery this year.Read more...

The FCAV welcomes the announcement in this week’s state budget of $5.8M funding over four years for a Carer Help Desk at the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). We thank the Minister for Child Protection and Carers, Hon. Anthony Carbines MP, for his advocacy to Treasury for this service on carers’ behalf. The Carer Help desk will provide carer support for the acquisition of a range of essential documents and services for the children and young people in their care including Medicare numbers, birth certificates and passports.Read more...

Date: April 26th to 29thRead more...

Dr Bach speaking to the FCAV mandate for improvements - Read more here and take the Carer Priorities Survey Read more...

The FCAV was honoured to accept an invitation from The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC., to host foster carers, FCAV members and foster care allies, including the Minister for Child Protection and Carers - Anthony Carbines MP, Commissioner for Children & Young People, Liana Buchanan, Victorian Council of Social Service CEO Emma King, Anglicare Victoria CEO, Paul McDonald and The Honourable Jennifer Coate AO, former Judge of the Family Court of Australia, Royal Commissioner and Officer of the Order of Australia, to mark this significant milestone for the organisation at Government house on Wednesday 23 March 2022.Read more...

 Sandra Creaner is an FCAV alumni from the 1990s. She was a critical part of the early work that a 12-person volunteer committee of foster carers undertook to support one another and other foster carers to navigate the system at a time when little independent support was available to Victorian foster carers.Read more...

- OFFICIAL DFFH ADVICE - issued 17 January 2022Read more...

Long-standing members, staff and Board members reflect on how the out of home care system operated for carers in Victoria through the decades, the improvements that have been made and the challenges that lie ahead as we understand the importance and impact of the Foster Care Association of Victoria as it celebrates its 30 year anniversary.  Read more...

A number of schools and community locations are hosting temporary (pop-up) COVID-19 vaccination clinics this weekend (Saturday the 29th & Sunday the 30th of January 2022) Read more...