MaintenanceIn the lead-up to the 2019 state election, the department’s website and other channels will operate in line with the caretaker conventions. This means there will be limited updates from 1 March 2019 until the election is finalised.

NSW caretaker period has commenced.

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website.

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Agencies that arrange care

The agencies listed here are registered with the Children's Guardian to arrange voluntary out-of-home care services. These agencies arrange contracting/sub-contracting/brokering for another organisation or body to provide care for a child or young person.

Arranging agencies - voluntary out-of-home care

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

These agencies arrange voluntary out-of-home care only. You can download the agency's Notice of Conditions of Registration.  

Agencies arranging voluntary out-of-home care by region
RegionNotice of conditionsRegionNotice of conditions
Central CoastMid North Coast Conditions (PDF 82.2KB)
Western NSW Conditions (PDF 111.5KB)Nepean Blue MountainsConditions (PDF 86.8KB)
Western SydneyConditions (PDF 86.8KB)Northern SydneyConditions (PDF 601.6KB)
Northern NSWFar WestConditions (PDF 596.7KB)
Far WestConditions (PDF 111.5KB)MurrumbidgeeConditions (PDF 160KB)
Hunter New EnglandConditions (PDF 602.8KB)South East SydneyConditions (PDF 81.1KB)
Illawarra ShoalhavenConditions (PDF 594.4KB)South West SydneyConditions (PDF 86.8KB)
Conditions (PDF 231.4KB)SouthernConditions (PDF 239.5KB)


Other arranging agencies  

These agencies can also arrange a voluntary out-of-home care placement
Agency Notice of conditions 
Clarence Valley Council Conditions (PDF 22.8KB)
Glen Innes Severn CouncilConditions (PDF 612.7KB)
Intereach LimitedConditions (PDF 160KB)
Learning LinksConditions (PDF 594.7KB)
LeapFrog AbilityConditions (PDF 579KB)
Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre IncConditions (PDF 20.9KB)
R.M Beale and S.P SpenceConditions (PDF 231KB)
Legacy NSW Associated ClubsConditions (PDF 569.5KB)


Agencies that formerly arranged care

Agencies previously accredited to arrange care – Voluntary out-of-home care End Date
3 Bridges Community Limited23 February 2017
Council of the City of Broken Hill01 October 2016



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