The Kalwun Foster and Kinship Care service recruits, trains and assesses Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers.

We aim to place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with culturally-appropriate carers, ensuring they remain connected with their cultural identity and retain relationships with their families and communities.

The service monitors the placement of children and provides ongoing support to Foster and Kinship Carers.

What is Kinship Care?

Kinship Care is the nurturing and protection of children by relatives or any adult who has a kinship bond with the child. A Kinship Carer may be another Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is a member of their community, a compatible community or from the same language group.


Carers can be single, divorced, married, unmarried couples or a relative (kin) e.g. an aunty, uncle or grandparent. They can be young adults, middle aged or an Elder, have several or no children and can hold full-time or part-time employment.

Accessing the service

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander carer and are looking for an agency in the Gold Coast area, please call our team on (07) 5520 8600.