Victorian adoption agencies

Adoption and permanent care services are provided by DHHS and non-government agencies. The following agencies are authorised under the Adoption Act and are responsible for placing both healthy infants and older children. Services are provided on a regional basis, so people wishing to discuss placing a child for adoption, and those wishing to adopt a child or provide permanent care for a child, should approach the agency closest to their home.

State-wide

Adoptive Families Association of Victoria (AFAV)

Email: mafav@vicnet.net.au

AFAV can give you information about adoption.

CatholicCare’s Adoption Service

3 Wingfield Street, Footscray Vic 3011

Tel: 9689 3888

Email: footscray@ccam.org.au

Web: www.ccam.org.au

Central Resource Exchange

Adoption and Permanent Care Program

Locked Bag 2015, Box Hill Vic 3128

Tel: 9096 8003

Email: adoption.inquiry@dhs.vic.gov.au

The Central Resource Exchange is responsible for coordinating the placement of children across Victoria and for organising state-wide information and training sessions for the Infant Adoption Program of Victoria.

Melbourne

Melbourne: eastern suburbs

Department of Health and Human Services

883 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Vic 3128

Tel: 9843 6413

Email: apceastern@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Melbourne: northern suburbs

Department of Health and Human Services

679 High Street, Preston Vic 3072

Tel: 9479 0558

Email: apcnorth@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Melbourne: western suburbs

Anglicare Western

41 Somerville Road, Yarraville Vic 3013

Tel: 9396 7400

Email: apcwest@anglicarevic.org.au

Melbourne: southern and bayside suburbs

Connections UnitingCare

274 High Street, Windsor Vic 3181

Tel: 9521 5666

Email: careenquiries@connections.org.au

Mornington Peninsula and Frankston

Connections UnitingCare

274 High Street, Windsor Vic 3181

Tel: 9521 5666

Email: careenquiries@connections.org.au

Regional Victoria

Geelong, Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton

Department of Health and Human Services

Level 2, Corner Little Malop and Fenwick Streets,

Geelong Vic 3220

Tel: 5226 4540

Email: apcbarwon@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Ballarat, Horsham and Stawell

Child and Family Services Ballarat

Ludbrook House, 115 Lydiard Street, Ballarat Vic 3350

Tel: 5337 3333

Email: adoppermcare@cafs.org.au

Bendigo, Maryborough, Castlemaine, Echuca, Swan Hill and Mildura

St Luke’s Anglicare

175–187 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo Vic 3550

Tel: 5440 1100

Email: careenquiries@anglicarevic.org.au

Central and Eastern Gippsland

Anglicare Gippsland

65 Church Street, Morwell Vic 3840

Tel: 5133 9998

Email: gippsland.adoption&permcare@anglicarevic.org.au

Shepparton, Seymour, Benalla, Wangaratta and Wodonga

Department of Health and Human Services

163–167 Welsford Street, Shepparton Vic 3630

Tel: 5832 1500

Email: adoption.and.permanent.care.ovens.murray.goulburn@dhhs.vic.org.au